Generations come out for resurgence of pipe ceremony

first_imgCharlotte Morritt-JacobsAPTN National NewsA national pipe ceremony that will make its way across the country made its first stop in the Northwest Territories this weekend.The pipe ceremony was repressed during the residential school era.Generations came out to take part in the resurgence of their history.cmorrittjacobs@aptn.calast_img

The NBA Cant Stop Hitting Jusuf Nurkic In The Face

Perhaps better than anything else, player statues exemplify what NBA greats were known for during their careers. A bronzed Michael Jordan is soaring over defenders for a dunk in Chicago; John Stockton and Karl Malone look as if they’re completing another successful pick and roll in Utah; and Magic Johnson, who led the Showtime-era Lakers, is leading a fast break.If Jusuf Nurkic ever reaches this level of immortality — which, OK, is probably a long shot — his statue would display him getting elbowed in the mouth. The 23-year-old Trail Blazers center is good at many things, but he stands alone in the NBA when it comes to getting whacked in the face.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nurkicreel.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Nurkic was dealt last February to a Portland team that wears black and red, but his 2017 calendar year could best be described as black and blue. He lost two teeth after getting nailed in the mouth while going for a rebound (yet was still hit with a loose-ball foul). Then, while wearing a protective mask to safeguard the replacement dental implants he’d received after that gory episode, Nurkic got elbowed in the forehead — a play that left him with a concussion. So it was only fitting that he’d require stitches during the final week of the year after a bloody collision with the Sixers’ J.J. Redick.These instances were merely the most painful knocks for Nurkic, who’s absorbed at least a dozen considerable dings over the past year or so. One indication of how often he takes one for the team: The Bosnian product has induced a league-high four opponent flagrants this season, twice as many1Quick caveat: It’s not possible to perfectly track who was flagrantly fouled on a given sequence using play-by-play data. The best way to estimate who drew the flagrant is to look at which player shoots the free throws immediately after. But a severe injury that forces someone to leave the game would allow that player’s team to send a different free-throw shooter to the line in his place. as any other NBA player. Setting him apart even more: Midway through the 2017-18 campaign, the flagrant foul calls for roughing up Nurkic have accounted for more than 9 percent of all the flagrants recorded this season — the highest rate induced by a single player in the 21 years that ESPN’s Stats & Information Group has tracked the metric. Aside from the flagrant fouls he’s induced, Nurkic also managed to trigger at least five opponent technical fouls in 2017. Manu GinobiliSpurs2004-058744.6 *Through Jan 10, 2018.Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group Blake GriffinClippers2010-11117108.5 Bob SuraCavaliers1996-9713364.5 Blake GriffinClippers2013-149988.1 PlayerTeamSeasonLeague TotalPlayer% of Total Jusuf Nurkic is the most whacked player in over 20 yearsNBA players who’ve induced the highest share of opposing flagrant fouls since the 1996-97 season Blake GriffinClippers2011-129255.4 Blake GriffinClippers2012-1312065.0 Flagrant Fouls Antonio DanielsSuperSonics2003-0410554.8 Kobe BryantLakers2005-0611054.5 Blake GriffinClippers2014-1511965.0 Jusuf NurkicTrail Blazers2017-18*4349.3% The real question in all this, of course, is why Nurkic gets hit as often as he does. When I asked him about this trend, the 7-footer suggested that opponents see it as the only way to hold him in check.“People know what I bring to the table and try to slow me down. I’m not saying they always do it on purpose, but it’s happened like that before,” said Nurkic, who averages nearly 15 points and 8 boards. He was wearing a bandage on his nose at the time when I talked to him, but when I asked if he wears the battle scars with pride, Nurkic seemed confused. “There’s nothing to be proud of when you keep getting hit in the face. It hurts. I’m getting a little tired of it, and I feel the league should protect me a bit more from the hits, but it is what it is. It’s gonna be all right.”It’s unclear what, if anything, the league could realistically do about the blows to the face of Nurkic, who, unlike a high-flying scorer like Blake Griffin, is getting drilled mostly while playing defense.2An NBA spokesman declined to comment, saying the league doesn’t address the way individual players are officiated. In fact, of the eight video clips we just highlighted of Nurkic getting hit, seven involved him standing in the restricted area on defense or trying to grab a board in a loose-ball scenario.In other words: He’s often sitting in the area of the floor where players are most likely to use brute force in order to gain a scoring or rebounding advantage. As a result, he’s caught more than his fair share of stray elbows when standing that close to the basket.Yet there’s some validity to the idea that Nurkic directly or indirectly brings some of these headaches upon himself. While Nurkic denied embellishing contact during our conversation — “Hopefully the referees see it all, because I’m not faking,” he said — instant replay makes it clear that he occasionally baits refs into thinking he’s been hit.“He did a good job of acting it out,” then-Hawks center Dwight Howard said last season after landing a tech for what he deemed to be a Nurkic flop. “He should find a way to make it to Hollywood. Or they are doing films in Atlanta now. He can find a good film right here and do some acting.”And this play, in which Nurkic drew an offensive foul against Denver’s Paul Millsap on a 3-point jumper, is perhaps the best example of him fooling officials without actually putting himself in harm’s way.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/clearflopbruh.mp400:0000:0000:09Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Painless flops like this are a rarity, though. In fact, last week, Nurkic basically flopped his way into a nasty blow to the head. In the midst of trying to draw an offensive foul on LeBron James — one the officials called, despite limited contact between Nurkic and the four-time MVP — Nurkic’s momentum carried him to his right, and he drifted into Jae Crowder’s forearm. All this just to save two points.Retaliation sometimes comes into play, too, particularly with players — even max-contract-level stars — who feel Nurkic has gotten away with a foul or a dirty play. The hard screens he sets, sometimes illegal, may infuriate his opponents and are completely by design — a product of Nurkic’s time in the highly competitive EuroLeague. “(Overseas) we set Zaza screens,” he told Sports Illustrated, referring to Warriors center Zaza Pachulia, who had the third-highest offensive foul rate on a per-minute basis last season. “You set a screen, and someone gets injured immediately. You need to earn the points.”Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/crush.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/hardscreen.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“Guys like that frustrate you a little bit, because I’m trying to get around the screen, but there’s no way to do it when he’s moving,” said Josh Richardson, the Heat guard who gets knocked to the floor at half court in the video above. “If it’s one time, you can just move onto the next play. But if it keeps happening, and there’s no call, some guys might try to send a message.”The son of a 7-foot, 400-pound pound policeman, Nurkic likes to infuse physicality into his play while insisting he’s not a dirty player. On the offensive side, his screens have freed up 194 immediate shot opportunities, the eighth-highest number in the NBA, according an analysis run by STATS SportVu at FiveThirtyEight’s request. On defense, he’s spoken of trying to develop an attitude in Portland similar to that of the rough-and-tumble Pistons from the “Bad Boys” era.Yet ratcheting up the nastiness could result in bringing even more pain Nurkic’s way — an unfortunate reality, given that he’ll want to enter restricted free agency this summer fully healthy.Blazers guard C.J. McCollum, asked why he believes Nurkic takes so many blows, described his teammate like the final boss on a video game. “I think Nurk is so big that you have to hit him harder than anyone else in order for him to actually feel it. He’s just huge,” McCollum said. “People feel like they have to foul him hard to send a message.”Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

Ralph Hasenhuttl provides injury update on Lemina

first_imgSouthampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has provided an update regarding the injury picked up by Mario Lemina prior last weekend.Lemina had featured in 15 of Southampton’s last 16 games in the Premier League but was absent as the Saints recorded a shock 3-2 win over Arsenal on Sunday.Southampton hosted high-flying Arsenal, who were on a 22 match unbeaten streak, at the St. Mary’s and stunned the visitors when Danny Ings opened the scoring with a well taken header.Henrikh Mkhitaryan leveled matters for the Gunners almost immediately, before Ings headed the home team in front once again.Mkhitaryan looked to have earned at least a point for Arsenal when he pulled the scores level at 2-2 before a late Charlie Austin header ensured Hasenhuttl picked up the three points in his first game in charge at the St. Mary’s.Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.Speaking about Lemina’s absence after the win against Arsenal, Hasenhuttl said, according to 101GreatGoals:“Hopefully, not too serious. It’s about his stomach, it hurt him too much.”“If you can’t sprint 100 per cent, it’s better to say ‘no it doesn’t work’ and we have to put in someone else.”last_img read more

Silva says Everton can be stronger in the future

first_imgThe Everton manager Marco Silva spoke at the club’s general meeting to reveal how the English Premier League team can become better.Marco Silva joined Everton in the summer, and as his six first months with the club passed, he talked to the club’s general meeting today.“Everyone is working with me at Finch Farm every day,” said Silva to the club’s official website.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I’ve had a lot of help at the Club. Everyone has welcomed me and we’ve all been working together since the first day.”“We believe we can be stronger in the future and give everyone the better things they want to see,” he commented.“We are still fighting for what we want, which is to do better than last season, and give the fans what they want – building a connection with the team. We want more.”last_img read more

SF Chronicle Launches 49ers Digital Magazine

first_imgThe San Francisco Chronicle launched its 49ers Insider digital magazine last week in advance of the team’s season-opener against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.The iPad-exclusive app will be published twice each week with a pregame edition released on Fridays and a postgame version coming the day after that week’s game. Content includes exclusive multimedia features, articles from the Chronicle’s sports section, player profiles, opponent scouting reports, fantasy football and betting advice, as well as social media integration.“When you research an audience of highly engaged sports enthusiasts, or highly engaged people who watch any particular NFL team like the 49ers, often the feedback that you get is ‘I want more information than I’m currently getting and I’m willing to pay for it,’” Adkins says. “The audience says they can’t get enough.”More specifically, Adkins says, it’s about providing information that isn’t readily available elsewhere. There will be some overlap between content in the Chronicle and on the app, but with several new staff members brought on specifically for the digital magazine, the focus is putting out exclusive stories. The nature of the NFL schedule—one game per team per week, usually on Sunday afternoons—lends itself to a unique publishing schedule as well. It allows Adkins’ team to capitalize on the market when it’s most hungry for that extra content.“Everybody has limited information right after the game. You basically know score, statistics and a couple of key elements that may have happened,” Adkins says. “But player interviews, coach interviews, those types of things start to trickle in after the game and they’re not immediately available. So we see a spike in web traffic, obviously, after the game, but we also see it on Monday when a lot of the coverage starts to come in.” At $9.99, the price works out to about 30 cents per issue for the full 16-game regular season.As a new product in a new market, Adkins admits his team is not entirely sure of the price elasticity yet, but emphasized that the project’s purpose at this stage was to build volume.“If you have no brand identity, the best thing to do would be to create what we thought [would be] a low enough price point that would drive a significant level of subscribers,” he says. “We decided that we wanted to try to build volume off of it.”For now, the app is only available on the iPad, but other platforms—for a bigger audience reach—may be supported by the end of the season.To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter!last_img read more

Hawaii to challenge new Trump order

first_imgA view of Honolulu, Hawaii is seen from the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Reuters file photoThe state of Hawaii said it will ask a federal court on Wednesday for an emergency halt to President Donald Trump’s new executive order restricting travel from six Muslim-majority countries, becoming the first state to challenge the ban in court.In a court filing on Tuesday, Hawaii said it would seek a temporary restraining order against the new travel ban. Hawaii’s suit against the original executive order was put on hold.The Trump administration this week issued the new executive order that supplanted an earlier, more sweeping one which had been challenged in court by several states in addition to Hawaii.The new order is much more narrowly tailored than the first one issued in January. It keeps a 90-day ban on travel to the United States by citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen but excludes Iraq, and applies the restriction only to new visa applicants.“To be sure, the new executive order covers fewer people than the old one,” Neal Katyal, one of the lead attorneys for Hawaii, said in an interview with CNN. He said the new travel ban still “suffers from the same constitutional and statutory defects.”“We are confident that the president’s actions are lawful to protect the national security of our country,” the Justice Department said in a statement.In a joint filing, Hawaii and the US government asked for oral arguments in the case to be held March 15, a day before the new travel order is set to take effect.Separately, in a case brought by Washington state against the first Trump travel order, the Justice Department on Tuesday said it would voluntarily dismiss its own appeal of a Seattle federal court ruling that had suspended the order.Washington state did not oppose the administration’s request to end its appeal, the filing said.Immigration advocates said the new ban still discriminates against Muslims and fails to address some of their concerns with the previous directive. Legal experts said the new ban would be harder to challenge because it affects fewer people living in the United States and allows more exemptions to protect them.Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Monday said his office was evaluating whether it would challenge the new order and would likely decide this week.The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals last month had blocked Trump’s first order, saying Washington state would likely be able to prove that it violated constitutional protections.That appeals court ruling has not been withdrawn and its legal reasoning can still be cited as precedent in future cases, Washington attorney general spokesman Peter Lavallee said on Tuesday.last_img read more

Trump hails ties with UK despite Brexit criticism

first_imgUS president Donald Trump walks with Britain`s prime minister Theresa May prior to a joint press conference at Chequers, near Aylesbury, Britain on 13 July 2018.Photo: ReutersUS president Donald Trump on Friday played down his extraordinary attack on Britain’s plans for Brexit, praising prime minister Theresa May and insisting bilateral relations “have never been stronger”, even as tens of thousands protested in London against his visit.Trump’s first official trip to Britain was overshadowed by his warning that May’s plans for close ties with the European Union would “kill” a future US trade deal, echoing concerns among eurosceptics in her Conservative party.Meanwhile, in Washington, DC, a US grand jury on Friday indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for interfering in the November 2016 presidential election, following charges from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.The indictments came just three days before Trump is scheduled to meet with Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.As Trump arrived in Scotland later Friday, however, the White House confirmed that the Helsinki meeting would go ahead.”It’s on,” White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said.Trump later travelled to one of his Scottish golf courses, Turnberry.Following talks at May’s country retreat of Chequers, Trump suggested he might have been hasty in his comments over her negotiating strategy for leaving the EU.”Whatever you do is okay with us, just make sure we can trade together, that’s all that matters,” he told May at a press conference in the grounds of the 16th-century manor house, miles away from the colourful crowds denouncing his own domestic policies.”The United States looks forward to finalising a great bilateral trade deal,” he said, and repeatedly praised May’s leadership, saying she was a “terrific woman”.Trump endorses May rival Just hours earlier, The Sun tabloid published a bombshell interview with the president in which he suggested the prime minister’s Brexit proposal was not what voters wanted.He said he had advised her to take another path, adding that Boris Johnson, who quit as foreign minister this week in protest at the plan, would make “a great prime minister”.Trump denied that he had criticised May, suggesting there was an element of “fake news” in the report — even though The Sun released audio recordings of his remarks.His interview drew outrage among British politicians, who accused him of being “determined to insult” May after 18 months of testy relations between the pair.It also fired up demonstrations in London, where organisers estimated upwards of 250,000 people took to the streets.Chanting “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!”, they flew a huge balloon of the president depicted as a crying baby outside the Houses of Parliament.Even Londoners who did not join the protest, only stopping to take in the mass of people, placards and sloganeering, seemed supportive of the demonstrations.”He brings it on himself — it’s like having a juvenile in charge of a superpower,” said construction worker Dan Kelly, 47. ‘Kill’ trade plans Britain voted to leave the EU in a referendum in June 2016, but after years of fighting within the government, only on Thursday published a detailed plan for future relations.The offer to follow EU rules in trade in goods sparked outrage among eurosceptics who want a clean break, with Trump appearing to back them.His negative comments about a UK-US trade deal — viewed as one of the main benefits of leaving the EU by Brexit supporters — saw the pound fall, although it later recovered its losses.They also fuelled talk of rebellion in May’s Conservative party following the resignations of Johnson and Brexit secretary David Davis over the plan.But Trump said Friday that after speaking with May’s officials and trade experts a UK-US trade deal “will be possible”.May confirmed they had agreed to seek an “ambitious” free trade agreement, adding: “I’m clear our plan delivers on what the British people voted for.”Even without opposition from Trump, the prime minister still faces a major challenge to get agreement at home and the plan agreed with the EU.Talks are due to resume in Brussels next week.’Tough on Russia’ The two leaders also emphasised their continued cooperation on defence and security, after earlier watching a display of special forces from both countries at the military academy at Sandhurst.Trump thanked May for her support at a testy NATO summit this week in Brussels, where he subjected America’s other allies to a roasting over their defence spending.The president followed his Chequers meeting by having tea with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle alongside First Lady Melania Trump.May said they had agreed to engage with Russia with “strength and unity”, and Trump said he has been “tougher on Russia than anybody”.The president’s mother was born on the Scottish Isle of Lewis, and May gave him an illustrated ancestral chart of his Scottish heritage as a gift.She gave Melania, who met military veterans and schoolchildren in London on Friday with May’s husband Philip, a bespoke perfume.last_img

Harvey Irma Maria and Nate Retired From List of Hurricane Names

first_img Share Hurricanes will no longer be named Harvey, Irma, Maria, or Nate.The World Meteorological Organization announced Thursday it’s retiring the names, and said they “don’t bear repeating.”Storm names are normally reused on a six-year cycle. With the newly retired storms, The World Meteorological Organization has retired 86 names since 1954. Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/12070232/Bars-Inverse-2018-04-12-at-7.01am.mp400:0000:0000:19Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“Names are retired if they are so deadly or destructive that the future of their name would be insensitive,” said Dennish Feltgen, a spokesperson for NOAA’s National Hurricane Center; which is a member of the World Meteorological Organization. “You can go back through time: There’s very historical names like Audrey, and Donna, and, of course, Katrina and Rita. You don’t ever want to hear those names on a list again and they won’t be.”The names will be replaced with Harold, Idalia, Margot and Nigel and included on the 2017 that will first be used in 2023.last_img read more

No 18 Louisville Falls at Syracuse 6949

first_imgStory Links Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Postgame Notes SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP)–  Elijah Hughes scored 18 points and Oshae Brissett had 16 to lead four players in double figures as Syracuse beat No. 18 Louisville 69-49 on Wednesday night.Syracuse (18-8, 9-4 ACC) suffered a 73-58 loss at North Carolina State in their last game a week ago, shooting just 35 percent, a weakness the Orange had displayed in all four of their conference losses. They found their mark from behind the arc against Louisville, hitting 11 3-pointers and holding the Cardinals in check throughout.The Cardinals (18-9, 9-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) were coming off two tough games.  In the most recent game on Saturday, the Cardinals barely eked out a 56-55 win over Clemson. Louisville led the Tigers by seven points with 17 seconds remaining and Clemson had one chance in the final seconds to walk off the court with a win.The slump continued against the Orange. Louisville entered the game shooting 36.3 percent from 3 and finished 14 of 54 (25.9 percent), a season low, and 6 of 28 from 3.Jordan Nwora had 11 points on 3-of-13 shooting to lead Louisville, Dwayne Sutton was 1 of 10 for five points.Buddy Boeheim had 14 points and Tyus Battle 11 for Syracuse.Syracuse led 35-23 at the break and the sluggish Cardinals couldn’t get untracked. After Cristen Cunningham missed a 3 from the top of the key and Nwora followed with an air ball, Battle converted a steal and dunk, then fed Hughes for an open 3 on the wing. Less than two minutes later, Hughes hit his fourth 3-pointer of the game to boost the Orange lead to 47-28 with 12:05 left.Syracuse’s 2-3 zone was purring in the first half, too, and the Orange led by as many as 16 after both teams struggled at the start. The Cardinals averted falling further behind by hitting 10 of 12 free throws.AWFUL STARTIn the opening nine minutes, the teams combined to shoot 4 of 18 from the floor, 2 of 10 from beyond the arc, and each had four turnovers. The Orange held the Cardinals without a basket for 7:20 and put together a 15-3 run to gain a double-digit lead. Boeheim hit a 3 and a runner, Hughes converted a pull-up 3 in transition, and Brissett’s left-handed layup gave Syracuse a 26-13 lead with 4:03 left in the first half. A dunk by Steven Enoch with 3:48 left broke the drought for the Cardinals, who trailed 35-23 at halftime after shooting just 1 of 13 from long range and 6 of 26 (23.1 percent) overall. They entered the game shooting 37.3 percent from 3-point range in league play.POLL IMPLICATIONSThe Cardinals will drop again in the next Top 25.BIG PICTURELouisville: After losing three of their previous four – all the losses to ranked teams – the Cardinals were reeling and have to figure out something fast with No. 3 Virginia up next.Syracuse: The Orange still have to play No. 1 Duke and No. 3 Virginia at home and No. 8 North Carolina, Wake Forest and Clemson on the road. That’s a daunting schedule before the postseason begins, and point guard Frank Howard is still not performing to his level of play. He took one shot and didn’t score against Louisville.UP NEXTLouisville hosts No. 3 Virginia on Saturday at noon.Syracuse hosts top-ranked Duke on Saturday night. Full Schedule Roster Raycom Sports/WHAS-TV Photo Gallery center_img Listen Live Next Game: VIRGINIA 2/23/2019 | Noon Matchup History PDF Final Box Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Redbox Begins Renting 4K Ultra HD Movies for 250 per Day in

first_img Popular on Variety Upcoming 4K titles Redbox expects to add over the next few weeks include “Red Sparrow” starring Jennifer Lawrence, “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” the 2018 “Tomb Raider” with Alicia Vikander, and 2010’s “Inception.”“We wanted titles that would have high interest going forward — they’re all action-related and incredibly visually stunning,” said Redbox CEO Galen Smith. “As a consumer, I want to pay a slight premium to get the best possible experience.”To be sure, 4K remains a relatively niche technology. As of the first quarter of 2018, around 9 million U.S. households — less than 10% — had a 4K Ultra HD playback device (including UHD Blu-ray players), according to the Digital Entertainment Group. Close to 35 million American homes had a UHD TV set, DEG estimates.Smith conceded that Ultra HD Blu-ray is still a “nascent” format but pointed to recent retailer discounts of UHD Blu-ray players to around $100 — and even lower. “When we launched with Blu-ray a few years ago, it was when the price of players started to drop,” he said.In selecting the six test markets for the 4K rentals, Redbox worked with studio partners to determine which areas overindex on sales of UHD Blu-ray discs, according to Smith. Redbox will use the data it collects to calibrate inventory and distribution of 4K titles; for the initial launch, the kiosks in the test will have “a couple” copies of the four movies, according to Smith.For now, Redbox isn’t offering any 4K content through the Redbox On Demand digital-streaming service, which it launched in December 2017.Disney has sued Redbox over the kiosk operator’s reselling digital-access codes for Disney movies, which Redbox pulls from the DVD/Blu-ray combo packs it purchases on the open market. (Redbox has direct purchasing agreements with the other major studios for discs.)For the 4K disc rentals of “Black Panther,” which was released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 15, Redbox is protected by the first-sale doctrine of the U.S. copyright code. Redbox asserts that the first-sale doctrine also allows it to resell Disney digital-access codes; Disney’s lawyers, however, argue that there’s a key difference between reselling a DVD and providing digital access to copies of movies. Meanwhile, Redbox’s launch of 4K Ultra HD rentals comes after it recently rolled out Nintendo Switch video-game rentals in six markets nationwide: San Antonio, Portland, Seattle, Nashville, Denver and Salt Lake City. All Redbox rentals, including the 4K UHD discs, can be returned to any kiosk location in the network.Pictured above: Chadwick Boseman in “Black Panther” Redbox is now offering 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc rentals — but it’s starting with only four titles, available in limited quantities in just six U.S. markets.The first Ultra HD Blu-ray movies available at Redbox kiosks are: Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther,” Lionsgate’s “The Commuter,” Warner Bros.’ “The Matrix” and 20th Century Fox’s “The Martian.” Those are available starting this week at about 2,500 Redbox kiosks in New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin, Detroit, and Miami. That represents around 6% of Redbox’s total network of 41,500 kiosks across the U.S.Redbox’s rental pricing for the 4K titles is $2.50 per night. That’s a premium over $1.75 for regular DVDs and $2 for Blu-ray discs. Redbox isn’t offering online reservations for the 4K Ultra HD discs during the test period. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Researchers build nanoscale rotary apparatus using tightfitting 3D DNA components w Video

first_img PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen More information: P. Ketterer et al. Nanoscale rotary apparatus formed from tight-fitting 3D DNA components, Science Advances (2016). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1501209AbstractWe report a nanoscale rotary mechanism that reproduces some of the dynamic properties of biological rotary motors in the absence of an energy source, such as random walks on a circle with dwells at docking sites. Our mechanism is built modularly from tight-fitting components that were self-assembled using multilayer DNA origami. The apparatus has greater structural complexity than previous mechanically interlocked objects and features a well-defined angular degree of freedom without restricting the range of rotation. We studied the dynamics of our mechanism using single-particle experiments analogous to those performed previously with actin-labeled adenosine triphosphate synthases. In our mechanism, rotor mobility, the number of docking sites, and the dwell times at these sites may be controlled through rational design. Our prototype thus realizes a working platform toward creating synthetic nanoscale rotary motors. Our methods will support creating other complex nanoscale mechanisms based on tightly fitting, sterically constrained, but mobile, DNA components. Play The assembly of the rotary apparatus. Credit: Philip Ketterer The tiny device built by the team represents the first example of a biologically inspired nanomachine capable of demonstrating dynamic motor-like behavior. It also represents a step forward in nanoarchitecture—the device was built molecule-by-molecule and perhaps is the first step towards the development of true nanorobots. They note also, that after watching their device in action, it is not difficult to envision such devices motoring around inside of people, in a way very similar to how bacteria get around. Design of a DNA-based rotary apparatus. Credit: (c) Science Advances (2016). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1501209 Journal information: Science Advances Play A schematic animation of the passive rotary apparatus. The bearing around the rotor also gets slightly kicked around by water molecules but it is rigidly attached to the surface. (The water molecules by which the rotor gets kicked around due to their thermal energy are not explicitly shown in the movie.) Credit: Hendrik Dietz Group develops wearable, stretchable memory device for monitoring heart rate Scientists dream of building ever smaller motorized devices that could putter around inside the human body delivering medicines to ailing parts, toxins to tumors or simply serving as health monitors, but alas, such devices have not yet come to fruition—but they may be getting closer. In this new effort, the team in Germany has built a device based on synthetic DNA parts—it mimics, somewhat, the activities of flagella, the tiny arm-like appendages bacteria use as paddles to move around. It is only 40 nanometers tall but includes three main parts, a crank that spins, an axle bearing and a container to hold the other two parts together.It does not yet have a power source, thus it cannot be called a motorized device just yet, instead, it can move around due to thermal energy which creates colliding water molecules which in turn causes the crank to turn—the team cannot control the direction of the device yet either, but believe they may have a solution sometime in the near future. They plan to test ideas using laser heat, ion flow or even chemical reactions to cause the crank to turn, and hopefully allow for controlling direction. If they succeed such a tiny motorized device would be useful in more than just medical applications—it could also possibly be used to drive chemical syntheses or to pump molecules across barriers. (Phys.org)—A trio of researchers with Technische Universität München has built a nanoscale apparatus that could one day serve as the basis for an extremely tiny motorized device. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the team describes how they built their device, how it works, and where they plan to take the new technology.center_img Citation: Researchers build nanoscale rotary apparatus using tight-fitting 3D DNA components (w/ Video) (2016, February 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-02-nanoscale-rotary-apparatus-tight-fitting-3d.html © 2016 Phys.org Explore further PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen This document is subject to copyright. 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