A divine cosmos

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first_imgHoughton Library’s head of teaching and learning, Kristine Greive, who managed Klebanoff-O’Brien’s fellowship, said, “Part of learning to do an intensive research project like this is learning where you have something to add.”In Klebanoff-O’Brien’s case, depicting all three of Dante’s realms in a single image is novel, while her image-based project commentary is “unique and fascinating,” Greive said. “She’s done some really interesting work.”The Office of Undergraduate Research offers 10 to 15 SHARP fellowships annually, Greive said, but Houghton’s is the only one that gives student applicants full license to choose their project rather than asking for assistance with an existing project.When Klebanoff-O’Brien applied for the fellowship, it was with the idea that she would focus on Dante illustrations. Since high school, she has viewed Dante’s works as a fascinating intersection of literature, art, and science.“I knew I wanted to explore Dante more, especially the visual angle,” she said.Houghton has a vast, digitized collection of woodcut illustrations of “The Divine Comedy” from the 1400s, which Klebanoff-O’Brien anticipated using for her project. But many of the other sources she ultimately used to create her map — including pre-Copernican astronomical materials, Renaissance-era manuscripts, and Bible illustrations — were unexpected.“She kept looking beyond the bounds of what she thought she was looking for,” Greive said. “I think it’s a [lesson that] being curious and playful and casting a wide net can be informative and transformative to your research.” “The fellowship is an opportunity for undergraduates to follow their own passion and explore something that comes entirely from their own interest, as long as it’s supported by our collections.” — Kristine Greive, Houghton Library Greive said she strongly encourages future applicants to the SHARP fellowship to think about creative research projects like Klebanoff-O’Brien’s.“The fellowship is an opportunity for undergraduates to follow their own passion and explore something that comes entirely from their own interest, as long as it’s supported by our collections,” Greive said. “We’re excited to see any research project, no matter what form it takes.”Though this year’s research project was unexpectedly virtual, both Greive and Klebanoff-O’Brien were grateful the SHARP fellowships were able to take place remotely.“Of course, it was sad not to be able to see these incredible resources at Houghton in person, but I did feel I was still able to create something I was excited about,” said Klebanoff-O’Brien. “It turned out really well. It was the perfect companion during the pandemic.”For Greive, the success of the virtual fellowship has shown her what Houghton can do for students even when the library building is closed.“Working on this fellowship has been such an uplifting experience,” she said. “It’s helped me see how much meaningful teaching and learning can happen with special collections over Zoom.” As she ended the academic year last spring, Madeleine Klebanoff-O’Brien ’22 was hoping that unlike so much else, her summer research fellowship at Houghton Library wouldn’t be canceled due to the pandemic.Luckily for her, the library was ready to take the fellowship virtual — and two months later, she has not only gained a new set of research skills, she’s developed a new way of looking at research altogether.Klebanoff-O’Brien, whose research focused on Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy,” concluded her fellowship by creating a fully image-based research product. She illustrated Dante’s entire cosmos with visual details pulled from Houghton sources, including depictions of Earth’s elements inspired by medieval astronomical texts and drawings of angels based on 14th-century woodcuts. To explain the map’s symbolic elements to an average viewer, Klebanoff-O’Brien also made an image-based commentary.“My revelation in this work has been all the associations that can be built visually,” she said. “The idea that the eye can make an association before the mind can.”,Klebanoff-O’Brien, who is a comparative literature concentrator, had never done independent research before her Summer Humanities and Arts Research Program (SHARP) fellowship at Houghton, a collaboration with Harvard’s Office of Undergraduate Research. The fellowship, which supports building research skills, showed her that both conducting and presenting research can allow for creativity.“It’s been very freeing to approach things this way, through this visual lens,” she said. “I want to do more in the future, bringing that visual methodology into studying texts.”Her cosmographical map represents hell, purgatory, and heaven as described in “The Divine Comedy,” and shows how the three are interconnected using symbols and images from the materials in Houghton. Klebanoff-O’Brien incorporated drawings of Dante’s three guides into the map, as well — her depiction of Beatrice is inspired by a Botticelli drawing, while her Virgil is based on an early woodcut, and St. Bernard on a more contemporary illustration.Creating a cosmographical map, she said, allowed her to explore how illustrations of “The Divine Comedy” can add to the reader’s experience, while letting her participate in this tradition rather than just study it.“The cosmographer tries to forge a [visual] link between the three realms … and synthesize everything into a total vision,” she said. “The idea is, by allowing the [reader] to see with this total vision, the reader can experience a shadow of Dante’s own enlightenment.” “It’s been very freeing to approach things this way, through this visual lens.” — Madeleine Klebanoff-O’Brien ’22last_img read more


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first_img Share Share Share Sharing is caring! On July 22, 2011, the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Dominica, and considered and endorsed the staff appraisal without a meeting.BackgroundDominica has made significant progress over the past decade in strengthening its macroeconomic policy management. Prudent fiscal management in the years leading up to the crisis has served the authorities well, leading to primary surpluses that average 3 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the past eight years and to a significant reduction in public debt, to about 67 percent by mid-2011. Social indicators have also improved, with a major fall in unemployment and poverty levels, although these remain high at 14 percent and 29 percent, respectively, as of 2009.Dominica is emerging from the crisis. The decline in global activity led to a relatively mild contraction due to a strong countercyclical fiscal response and limited reliance on tourism. Growth turned positive in 2010, but tepid demand and the needed fiscal consolidation will weigh on the near-term prospects, with activity projected to growth at 0.9 percent in 2011. Near-term risks to growth are tilted to the downside on account of a potentially stronger impact of a slowing demand in advanced economies and weaker performance in agriculture, manufacturing and trade.High world commodity prices are expected to put some pressures on inflation and the balance of payments in 2011, but these should be manageable and should subside in line with world fuel and food prices.The financial system has weathered the crisis, although tremors in the regional financial markets, to which Dominica is heavily exposed, have heightened solvency and liquidity risks. Modest credit expansion prior to the crisis limited the accumulation of nonperforming loans and preserved capital ratios, but the financial system remains exposed to the failed regional insurance companies, other impaired investments in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU), and potential spillovers across segments of the financial system.With regard to macro policies, the weakening of the fiscal position during the past two years is set to reverse in fiscal year (FY) 2011 that started in July. The proposed budget for FY 2011 targets a primary balance of 0.6 percent of GDP, an adjustment of almost two percentage points of GDP, the brunt of which falls on investment. As the achievement of the budget target hinges critically on the ability to raise revenue from house sales, which has proven difficult in recent years, staff projects that under current policies the primary balance would remain marginally negative in FY 2011 and debt will remain broadly unchanged in GDP terms.Executive Board AssessmentIn concluding the 2011 Article IV consultation with Dominica, Executive Directors endorsed staff’s appraisal, as follows:Dominica has managed the crisis well, but the recovery has been lackluster and growth prospects remain weak. The fiscal stimulus during the crisis helped the country avoid a deep recession, but tepid demand in advanced countries (Dominica’s main tourist source), weak competitiveness and lack of clear growth drivers have led to a slow recovery and will constrain future growth.While appropriately supportive during the crisis, fiscal policies need to be returned to a sounder footing to correct the weakening fiscal position. Staff welcomes the authorities’ plan to start withdrawing the fiscal stimulus in FY 2011 but underscores the importance of a close monitoring of fiscal developments with a view to ensuring that the budget’s primary deficit target of 0.6 percent of GDP for FY 2011 will be achieved. Given weakening revenues, staff believes that achieving the authorities’ target will necessitate additional fiscal measures beyond those envisaged in the budget. In this context, staff urges the authorities to contain the growth in current spending, as this reduces space for investment critical for future growth and makes further fiscal corrections more difficult in light of the likely permanent nature of the spending increase.The adjustment effort will need to continue over the next few years, as debt levels remain uncomfortably high and current policies do not provide sufficient assurances that debt would remain on a downward path given the country’s exposure to external and natural disaster shocks. In this regard, staff welcomes the authorities’ commitment to the primary surplus target of 2.4 percent of GDP by FY 2013 and encourages them to develop a clear plan for achieving it. This long-standing fiscal objective has served the authorities well in the past and achieving it will help put the public debt back on its downward path, preserve the hard-earned confidence in the country’s fiscal management, and improve its ability to cope with future shocks. In this context, staff suggests focus on reining in current spending, safeguarding revenues, and ensuring sustainability of the adjustment efforts through structural reforms. Achievement of the FY 2011 fiscal targets will be an essential stepping stone and will boost fiscal policy credibility.Increased vigilance is needed to safeguard against financial stability risks. Impaired investments in the failed insurance companies and other regional institutions are creating solvency and potential liquidity pressures. The authorities’ efforts to improve the regulation and supervision of nonbank institutions are commendable, but renewed efforts to identify and counteract sources of risks in the financial system are needed, including through (i) strengthened monitoring of credit unions, and a stricter enforcement of the newly legislated provisioning and capital requirements; and (ii) improved information-sharing arrangements with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, the bank supervisor, to allow the authorities to monitor risks in the banking system.Improving growth prospects will require wide-ranging structural reforms. These should focus on increasing the country’s capacity to attract and absorb private investments, especially through swift reforms of the regulatory environment for investments. The upcoming review of the government’s medium-term Growth and Social Protection Strategy will provide a good opportunity to articulate a strong strategy of dealing with existing obstacles to growth.Increased engagement with the Fund may be useful. While Dominica does not face an immediate financing need, the narrowing space to handle economic and natural disaster shocks and the need for policy correction suggest that such an engagement could be beneficial. Staff indicated that it stands ready to engage should the authorities deem appropriate.Caribbean News Nowcenter_img Tweet 8 Views   no discussions LocalNews IMF concludes consultation with Dominica by: – August 5, 2011last_img read more


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first_imgManchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini accepted his team may not have deserved to beat Swansea. Swansea had troubled City in the second half with Gylfi Sigurdsson particularly impressive, forcing saves from Joe Hart and having an effort disallowed after a foul by Gomis. It was a battling display by the Swans just three days after Garry Monk was sacked as manager following a dismal run of form. The delight on their bench was obvious as Gomis appeared to have earned them a creditable draw but that joy soon turned to agony. Caretaker boss Alan Curtis said: “I felt we deserved something out of the game and thought we had got something when Bafi Gomis scored that equaliser, but that probably shows the difference between teams at the top of the table and teams where we are at the moment. “When you’re lacking a bit of confidence the luck tends to go against you but we can look at each other at the end of the game knowing everyone had given everything they had. “We showed today the quality is there. We have got good players and I thought we were excellent today. So many people had written us off. “We are bitterly disappointed to come away empty-handed but the performance, that is the standard. We have to maintain that and if we do, I am 100 percent confident we will get out of trouble.” City snatched a stoppage-time victory over the managerless Swans at the Etihad Stadium as Kelechi Iheanacho deflected in a Yaya Toure strike. It had look like Swansea would claim a point after Bafetimbi Gomis struck in the 90th minute to cancel out a first-half header from his former team-mate Wilfried Bony. Press Association City had been sluggish throughout, with Pellegrini believing his side were still feeling the effects of Tuesday’s draining Champions League win over Borussia Monchengladbach. Pellegrini said: “We really didn’t play well during the whole game. I think Swansea played a very good game. “I knew three of four players were not 100 per cent recovered and when you have an important match as we did in the week, to restart the motivation is not easy. “But it is three important points. Maybe we didn’t deserve to have the points today but I think these points maybe replace the points we lost here against West Ham, when we had 18 or 20 chances to score.” Pellegrini felt Toure was City’s outstanding player. The Ivorian provided energy and drive throughout and it was his determination that brought about the winner. Pellegrini said: “I think Yaya was one of the best players in this game. In the first half and the second he was the player who tried to create different things. “He has just come back in from an injury to his calf and he played the whole game in the Champions League and the whole game today. The goal was a reward. “But the most important thing is we won. It doesn’t matter if it is Yaya’s goal or Kelechi’s goal.” last_img read more


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first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Jim Boeheim didn’t waste any time telling the assembled group of reporters what he thought of Scoop Jardine’s performance in Syracuse’s 78-58 victory over Cornell Tuesday. Midway into listening to a question that focused on a positive of Jardine’s game — seven assists — Boeheim interrupted. ‘He was horrible,’ Boeheim said. ‘He couldn’t be any worse than he played tonight.’ Four games after a career night against Detroit on Nov. 16, Jardine was absent from the scoring column against Cornell. He shot 0-for-5 from the floor Tuesday, including 0-for-4 from beyond the 3-point arc. During the four games since his breakout performance against Detroit, Jardine has shot just 9-for-42 (21.4 percent) from the field. And that’s why Boeheim doesn’t want to hear about his assist total. Standing behind the podium with a taped-up left ring finger, Boeheim said he could have done the same.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘I could get seven assists in a game with a bad finger,’ he said. ‘He was nowhere in the game tonight.’ And Jardine doesn’t shy away from his coach’s criticism. He knows play like Tuesday’s won’t cut it against better teams and against Big East teams. Play like his four turnovers, which Boeheim called ‘horrible.’ Like poor shot selection, which was so poor that Boeheim said he couldn’t ‘even describe it.’ One instance that caught Boeheim’s eye was when Jardine dribbled back to take a 3-pointer that clanked off the rim. It’s play that, overall, needs to get better. ‘Coach is going to get the best out of all his players,’ Jardine said. ‘He called out my number, and there isn’t anything wrong with that. I haven’t been playing great. But the one thing I’m never going to stop doing is playing hard.’ Boeheim was so miffed at one errant Jardine pass just two minutes into the game that he subbed in Dion Waiters at the next whistle. And that overall feeling lasted until Boeheim took the podium after the game. ‘Two games in a row,’ Boeheim said, ‘he had horrible turnovers and horrible shot selection.’ Tale of two halves for SU’s 2-3 zone Dion Waiters wouldn’t go as far as saying Syracuse’s 2-3 zone in the first half was the best zone SU has played all year. Waiters preferred to touch on the activeness of the zone. He harped on the hectic aspect he and the zone brought to the game in the first half. To the freshman, that was the reason SU ran away with the game. ‘You have just got to be active up top. That’s starts with us up top being active,’ Waiters said. ‘A lot of times it is our guards’ job to get our hands up. Get a lot of deflections. Get a lot of breaks going. When we get a break going, it is going to be hard to stop.’ Cornell didn’t have a chance in stopping SU’s break in the first half, and it was because it couldn’t crack the lively zone offensively. The Orange zone allowed only 17 first-half points for Cornell, a season low for an SU opponent. The strength of it was at the front with the guards. When Waiters entered the game at the 17:29 mark, he and Scoop Jardine pestered Cornell’s guards. In the 10 minutes after Waiters entered the game, SU went on a 22-4 run to take a 29-7 lead. The game was effectively over, as Waiters, Jardine and even SU reserve guard Mookie Jones shined in the zone. SU had 10 fastbreak points and 12 points off turnovers in the first half to go along with 12 assists and six steals. Three of those steals were by Waiters. The Big Red couldn’t find gaps in the zone. Cornell also couldn’t shoot over it, finishing 1-of-12 from 3-point range in the first half. But halftime was the line of demarcation for the defense in Boeheim’s eyes. Overall, he was displeased with the defense. The second-half effort was a fail. It was reflected in Cornell shooting 41 percent from the field, outscoring SU 41-40 in the final 20 minutes. The zone was busted. Said Boeheim: ‘In the second half, there was nothing good about our defense.’ Fair dunk SportsCenter-worthy The exclamation point of SU’s victory came with 7:02 remaining in the contest. After a Rick Jackson steal, he provided an outlet pass to freshman forward C.J. Fair. And Fair provided the highlight of the night, giving SU a 62-42 lead with a thunderous, one-handed dunk that posterized Cornell’s Drew Ferry. In the SU locker room after the game, SU players debated where it would land on the SportsCenter Top 10 list later that night. ‘One,’ Jardine said, before reconsidering. ‘No. Three.’ Joseph went so far as to hum the SportsCenter entry music when he was asked about the dunk. But he put it lower than Jardine. ‘Probably No. 5,’ he said. ‘Because you never know. There are NBA games, and then you have the hockey highlights. But I definitely give him top five.’ [email protected] [email protected]center_img Published on November 30, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more


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first_imgWellington8061630 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — In what was perhaps Wellington’s most spirited performance as a football team this year, giving up the big play led to its demise again. Wellington fell to Mulvane 42-30.The season isn’t over, but it looks much bleaker. The Crusaders are 1-1 in district play and will play mammoth Ulysses at home next Friday. The Tigers blew away the Rockets 57-7 in the other game. Figuring out the tiebreaker situation will be something we will delve into later this week. But it appears Wellington must not only beat Ulysses, but perhaps beat the Tigers by 13 points, and then get some help from Rose Hill against Mulvane.The Crusaders opened up a passing game, didn’t have the turnovers that have plagued them in recent games, and showed some semblance of life on special teams – although it still wasn’t good. But Wellington gave up touchdowns of 42, 29, 25, and 44 yards in the second half.“You have to execute every play, you can’t take a play off,” said Tyler Ryan, Wellington head football coach. “We can’t be unsound, but sometimes technique is a problem for us. And then compound that we don’t have the team speed to get ourselves out of a jam.”Again, Wellington could not beat a Wildcat team that has the Crusaders number. The Crusaders last win against Mulvane came in 2005. And again, unlike the series with Andale where the Crusaders are usually physically beat, they tend to leave every year against Mulvane with a lot of “what ifs.”Wellington held a 22-21 lead early the fourth quarter, and seemed to have its offense clicking for the first time this season with a blend of passing and rushing. Cade Phelps passed for a season high 111 yards.All Wellington needed was a defensive stop in the fourth quarter. It never got it. Mulvane scored on all three of its fourth quarter possessions.Still with 1:09 to play, the Crusaders scored on a Connor Phelps 3-yard touchdown plunge, and made a two point conversion to make it 36-30. They then lined up for an onside kick, and darned if the ball did not bounce off the first Mulvane player making it the equivalent of a jump ball in basketball.The ball unfortunately was secured by a Mulvane player and the Wildcats took possession in Wellington territory. Two plays later, Wildcat Keaton Shoemaker broke free for a 44-yard touchdown.Ryan was livid after the game, saying that touchdown may cost the Crusaders a playoff berth because of the tiebreaker scenario where points are premium.For the game, the Wellington defense gave up 458 yards while accumulating 349 on its own.Mulvane started the game with a rather breezy 3-play touchdown scoring drive that ended with sophomore Jayden Price throwing 16-yard touchdown strike to Ethan Evans.The Crusaders, though, responded with a slow churning 17 play drive that ended with a Connor Phelps 2 yard score —  the first of three touchdownsMulvane would score thereafter and before the first quarter ended it was 13-8 Wildcats.But neither team would score in the second quarter. The final minute, though, would never end. Mulvane nearly scored on two different occasions, but were penalized. The Crusaders had to stop Price who ran from the 50 to the 10 before getting pushed out on the final untimed down.Wellington was impressive to start the third quarter. Getting great tackles from juniors Lukas Soria and Dylan Ferguson, Mulvane was forced to punt. And then Jared Shields, who has been victimized as a receiver by this mostly run-only offense, made a sensational one-handed catch that set up Wellington’s second touchdown.That seemed to spark Wellington’s offense like no other and the Crusaders traded touchdowns with Mulvane. Early in the fourth quarter when Phelps scored and the two-point conversion ensued, the Crusaders were in business leading 22-21.But Wellington’s defense had no answers for Mulvane’s shifty 136 pound Keaton Shoemaker and Price as Mulvane scored three touchdowns down the stretch.  1234Final M- Price To Evans 16 pass (PAT kick good). Total offense: Wellington 76-349, Mulvane 52-458.  W- Co Phelps 1 run (PAT pass no good) MulvanePrice 18-172, Shoemaker 13-124. W- Co. Phelps 3 run (PAT pass Phelps to Phelps good). MulvanePrice 13-21-162 M- Price 42 run (PAT pass Price to Evans good) M- Price 7 run (PAT run no good) Mulvane 42 Wellington 30     M- Price 29 run  (PAT pass Price to Evans good). Mulvane13082142 W- Jones 3 run (PAT pass Ca. Phelps to Shields good). M- Shoemaker 44 run (PAT run no good). MulvaneEvans 6-70, Blain 4-49, Myers 1-20, Callaway 1-7, Patterson 1-9. W- Co Phelps 2 run (PAT pass to Shields) Rushing: M- Shoemaker 25 run (PAT kick good). WellingtonPhelps 11-22-111 Receiving: WellingtonCa. Phelps 22-138, Kop 10-29, Goodrum 1-16, Jones 12-33, Ca. Phelps 6-2, Ferguson 3-20. Total: 54-238. Passing: WellingtonShields 4-45, Phelps 4-50, Goodrum 3-13. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 250 weeks ago “Ryan was livid after the game, saying that touchdown may cost the Crusaders a playoff berth because of the tiebreaker scenario where points are premium.” Losing the game may also have contributed. Being upset about not being able to back into the playoffs is disgraceful. Report Reply 3 replies · active 250 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Bill · 250 weeks ago It’s disgraceful making such a STUPID comment “Theodore”. It’s all about the points….win or lose. I guess you viewed a different video than What was posted. Get back on the couch and scream at the football games on TV you clown. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 250 weeks ago ” It’s all about the points” Not if you are undefeated. The “everybody medals” mentality is making regular seasons all but meaningless in all levels of sport (not to mention other facets of life); wild card games, nearly 40 college bowl games, expanded NCAA tourney. Now losses that “aren’t that bad” can be seen as a good thing for a sub-.500 team? As stated, disgraceful. Just my opinion. Yours is obviously different. Report Reply -1 Vote up Vote down Tim · 250 weeks ago Except they have had this playoff system for more than 25 years, it’s nothing new. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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first_imgThis morning, at the CTIA Wireless 2011 conference in Orlando, Florida, Samsung officially introduced the newest version of its Galaxy Tab, the 8.9-inch edition. For those keeping track, that means that Samsung now has three different Android tablets: the original 7-inch, the 10.1-inch announced in February at Mobile World Congress, and now this medium-sized tablet.On stage, Samsung execs touted “personal choice” and a strategy where “one size doesn’t fit all,” but is that the case? Or is this just an expensive experiment in determining which tablets consumers will actually choose, if they’re given the option to do so? Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Credit: CNETBut with so many similarities between both devices, it begs the question: why choose one over the other? It almost seems like Samsung is experimenting here – throwing out a bunch of different screen size options and waiting to see which one consumers adopt. It’s a very different strategy than the tablet leader, Apple, employs. It makes one iPad, and only one iPad. And it sells.But is the iPad the ideal tablet size for everyone? Will tablet size become a personal choice issue, similar to how Android phones vary in form factor, too? Will having different screen options be a factor in your tablet choice? Let us know what you think in the comments.Image credits: Samsung, CNET sarah perez The news of the latest tablet, the 8.9-inch Galaxy Tab, was leaked online prior to today’s announcement. But Samsung did provide a little surprise this morning – it actually revealed the new device’s pricing and launch time frame, along with that of its larger sibling.The 8.9-inch Tab will retail for $469 for the 16 GB version and $569 for the 32 GB version, and will arrive sometime early this summer. Meanwhile, the larger tablet will be $499 for the 16 GB and $599 for the 32 GB version, and will arrive June 8th.Small, Medium & Large TabsThe price differential between the two tablets doesn’t represent a wide enough gap to make choosing one tablet on the other an issue of economics, nor are the tablet specs remarkably different either (beyond screen size, of course).Both will support 4G (HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps, LTE & WiMax support coming in a later version), Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Both are powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor. Both have the same 1280×800 HD display and 1080p video playback. Both have a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 3-megapixel on in back. Both will run Adobe Flash. Both feature Samsung’s new skin designed specifically or Android 3.0 tablet computers, something Samsung calls the “TouchWiz user experience.” This UI layer features a customizable, live-updating homescreen filled with widgets and a Mini Apps Tray for launching favorite programs. They also both feature Samsung’s Hubs – the portals for interacting with music, media and social content, made available through branded apps.The 8.9-inch tablet, in particular, measures 8.6mm wide, and weighs 470 g, but both tablets are thinner and light.center_img Tags:#Android#Apple#mobile#Trends Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more


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first_imgBrazil’s David Luiz, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, and Oscar practice during a training session at the Estadio Nacional. (AP Photo)Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said it would be “stupid” to think his team would consider playing deliberately for a draw against Cameroon in order to choose its second-round opponent at the World Cup.Scolari dismissed any chance that Brazil would not try to win Monday’s decisive Group A match in Brasilia.”You have to win the match, you have to advance to the next round,” Scolari said. “Some people have been saying that we might consider playing to choose our opponent, but they are either stupid or ill-intentioned. We have to play to advance, not to choose anything. We have to play to win.”Brazil, Mexico and Croatia are still in contention to advance from Group A. Netherlands and Chile are playing to determine No. 1 and No. 2 in Group B – the winners of these groups next play the second-place team in the other.Brazil needs at least a draw against Cameroon to guarantee a berth in the round of 16. A win will likely secure first place in the group, but even a loss could be enough for the hosts to advance depending on the result of the match between Mexico and Croatia, which will be played at the same time in Recife.Netherlands and Chile play in Sao Paulo before Brazil’s match on Monday. Both teams have already qualified for the next round and a draw will secure the Dutch in first place. The Netherlands eliminated Brazil in the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.advertisementScolari dismissed any nation of the possibility of match fixing in Monday’s match because Cameroon is already eliminated.He said even the suggestion of “match manipulation” was “disrespectful to Cameroon, not only to us.”Brazil, the only team to play in all 20 World Cups, has advanced to the second round in every tournament since 1970. This is one of the few times that the five-time champions haven’t reached the last group match with a spot in the round of 16 virtually secured.”If we had beaten Mexico we would be a lot less anxious ahead of this match,” Scolari said. “But we know that we can advance with two of the three results.”Brazil opened with a 3-1 win over Croatia before being held to a 0-0 draw by Mexico. Cameroon began the tournament with a 1-0 loss to Mexico and then fell 4-0 to Croatia.Cameroon is already certain to start without its captain and most experienced player, Samuel Eto’o, who has a right knee injury.Scolari said Brazil will play with the same lineup he used in the opening win against Croatia, with Hulk in attack. The striker missed the match against Mexico after a left leg muscle injury.”We could change a few things if we had already advanced,” Scolari said. “But now we have to use what we think is our best team. We have to do everything possible to advance.”Brazil will be playing its 100th World Cup match on Monday, becoming the second team to reach the milestone, after Germany.last_img read more


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Ohio State sophomore running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball in the first quarter of the game against Maryland on Nov. 17. Ohio State won 52-51. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorNo. 10 Ohio State got to Michigan week with a single loss, but in ugly fashion, defeating Maryland 52-51 in overtime in College Park. Here are three takeaways from Saturday’s win against the Terrapins.Dobbins becomes featured backSophomore running back J.K. Dobbins knew he was going to be the featured back against Maryland. Redshirt junior Mike Weber, according to head coach Urban Meyer, suffered a quad bruise during the week, which got worse heading into the game on Saturday.Going in, Dobbins and Weber were trading series, sharing the carries at the top of the depth chart. Even though it has worked in the past, Dobbins said he is more comfortable with being “the guy” in the backfield, saying after the game he is an energetic player that gets in a groove each drive he receives.Ohio State saw that from Dobbins against the Terrapins, recording 203 yards on the ground on 37 carries, the most, he said, he had had since high school, scoring on a 1-yard rush at the end of the second quarter.Dobbins was not by himself in the running game, with redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins rushing for 59 yards, scoring three touchdowns on the ground.However, with the consistency of Dobbins, Haskins had the opportunity to run an offense that many expected from Ohio State at the beginning of the year: utilizing the option, but with a player who can run for short yardage, but prefers to pass.With Dobbins and Haskins, it looked like the Ohio State offense Meyer wanted to run the whole time.But with a running game that Ohio State has had all year that runs with the 1A and 1B backs at the top of the depth chart, it is not likely, assuming Weber’s return, that this kind of consistency from one back, that amount of a workload, will continue against Michigan.Haskins continues to trust the tight endsHaskins’ main targets in the passing game have not changed much this season. In Ohio State’s 1-point victory over Maryland, redshirt senior wide receiver Johnnie Dixon recorded six catches for 102 yards while redshirt senior wide receiver Terry McLaurin brought in a team-leading 118 yards and a touchdown on four catches.But in the short passing game, Haskins looked to his tight end, sophomore Luke Farrell, for consistent catches. He brought in four catches, tied for second-most on the team, for 44 yards, bringing in one for 19 yards.Farrell’s performance against Maryland tied for his most receptions in a single game this season, bringing in four catches against Purdue on Oct. 20. The 44 yards through the air was also a season high.Redshirt junior tight end Rashod Berry was also a major factor against the Terrapins, recording an 11-yard catch on a 4th-and-1 in overtime, leading to a 5-yard touchdown rush by Haskins.For the Ohio State quarterback, tight ends were not the deciding factor in Saturday’s win. But the position, both Farrell and Berry, proved to be Haskins’ security blanket, something that could be effective moving forward.Ohio State defense needs work The Ohio State defense had a day to forget against the Terrapins on Saturday, allowing the most points (52) and the second-most yards (535) it had all season.The offensive success started quickly for Maryland. Reminiscent of the Oregon State game, Maryland redshirt freshman running back Anthony McFarland recorded two touchdown runs, one for 81 yards and the other for 75 in the first quarter, recording 298 yards on 21 carries overall. Now, heading into the Michigan game, the Ohio State defense, allowing 24.6 points per game, is giving up close to 400 yards per game, with opponents averaging 5.9 yards per play and scoring 33 touchdowns against the Buckeyes this season. Defending the ground game, Ohio State is No. 6 in the Big Ten, allowing 161.3 yards per game and 4.5 yards per carry. In the passing game, opponents are completing 52.3 percent of passes against the Buckeyes, but averaging 237.4 passing yards per game, No. 10 in the conference. Next week, Ohio State will face a Michigan team that has the No. 4 rushing attack in the Big Ten, averaging 219.2 yards per game, and a passing attack that completes 65.1 percent of passes for 210.5 yards per game. The Buckeyes will have to try and stop the balanced attack of Michigan. But it cannot do it the same way Ohio State tried to stop Maryland on Saturday. read more


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first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic has announced that he has signed for LA Galaxy for footballing reasons alone and wants to help the MLS grow during his stay thereThe signing of the football icon has been greeted warmly at the MLS with the president of Galaxy’s parent organisation AEG lauding the Swede as “one of the brightest stars that’s ever played in this market”.Ibrahimovic himself revealed to LA Times that he was lured by the prospect of experiencing a different kind of football in America and is hopeful of making a positive impression with the fans over his style of football.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“After being in Europe, winning 33 trophies, playing in the best teams in the world, playing with the best players in the world, I wanted to come to the US and play my game there,” said Ibrahimovic, according to Manchester Evening News.“I wanted people to enjoy my game there and to win. And I chose the Galaxy to do that. I am ready to go now. First of all, I’m there to play football. I’m not there for something else. My first objective is to play football and do what I’m good at.“I’m excited to come over and to get the experience with the Galaxy and to explore how the football is there. I want to be part of it and make it better.”last_img read more


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first_imgReports in England have suggested that Pep Guardiola will renew his efforts to sign Isco from Real Madrid this summer with a reported £75m bid on offer, claims The SunCity are known to be keen admirers of Isco and were reported to have made their interest know to the Spanish international last summer, but Isco chose to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu for another season.The Sun have reported that City are now prepared to renew their efforts to sign the highly-rated midfielder, who could potentially be allowed to leave the squad in the summer as part of the rebuilding process being planned at Real.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…The former Malaga player has made 24 starts for Real in an otherwise lacklustre title defence in La Liga with the club currently 15 points behind leaders Barcelona in third place.The English newspaper states that City are prepared to table a bid in the region of £75m for a player who gone to score 40 goals in 223 appearances for Real.last_img read more


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