February 20 2019 Passes for the firstever Arcosa

first_imgFebruary 20, 2019Passes for the first-ever Arcosanti International Film Carnivale are on sale now! The Cosanti Foundation has teamed up with the founders of the internationally recognized Jerome Indie Film and Music Festival to bring Arizona this one-of-a-kind documentary Film Festival experience.Weekend passes include wine tastings, a cake competition, vendors, and plenty of documentary films throughout. Click here for tickets and information–we’ll see you at the Carnivale!last_img

Russian service provider VimpelCom which operates

first_imgRussian service provider VimpelCom, which operates the Beeline brand, has struck a deal with producer Amedia to carry its two pay channels – Amedia 1 and Amedia Premium.Amedia Premium includes top US series from HBO and CBS Studios following Amedia’s recent deals with the US content providers, while Amedia 1 airs past seasons of Russian TV shows.Beeline is selling Amedia Premium for RUB99 (€2.40) a month.last_img

New ESA and University of Bath rehabilitation project launched

first_img Source:https://www.bath.ac.uk/announcements/take-off-for-european-space-agency-funded-rehabilitation-project-at-the-university-of-bath/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jan 8 2019A joint European Space Agency (ESA) – University of Bath project has been launched that aims to inform ESA’s operational experts who develop and implement exercise countermeasures for astronauts.ESA has a long-term interest in human missions to the Moon, both to explore the surface itself and as an operational testbed for future planetary explorations to Mars and beyond.To date, however, very little is known about the physiological and biomechanical effects of life in low gravity and whether Lunar (0.16G) and Martian (0.38G) gravity is sufficient to maintain the long-term integrity of important physiological systems, such as muscles, bones, cardiovascular system.The ESA and University of Bath co-funded PhD, which will for the first time will use computer simulations as well as anti-gravity devices, aims to estimate the forces experienced internally by lower limbs when the body is subject to different gravity environments. Specifically, it will map the variation in external loads, muscle strength and the reduced gravity effect to see how these interact when it comes to different forms of human locomotion.The work has wider potential and a terrestrial spin-in, too. This includes improving and refining rehabilitation programmes for those, for example, recovering after a sustained period of bed rest following surgery.James Cowburn from the University’s Department for Health, whose PhD is funded by the programme explains: “I hope that through this PhD we can inform rehabilitation to a higher standard both for those who are recovering from a sustained period of bed rest and/or orthopaedic injuries. This is a particularly exciting project to be involved in, with the potential for really significant impact in the years to come.”Related StoriesOlympus Europe and Cytosurge join hands to accelerate drug development, single cell researchDiet and physical exercise do not reduce risk of gestational diabetesTAU’s new Translational Medical Research Center acquires MILabs’ VECTor PET/SPECT/CTDr Salo added: “Anti-gravity devices are used by endurance runners and people in rehabilitation after lower limb injuries. We need to understand better how much strain can be reduced by these devices and what rate the load can be increased during the rehabilitation.”We hope that this is the first step towards a closer and long-term research relationship between ESA and the University of Bath on this area, which can be expanded to advise how the human body reacts to low gravity if and when astronauts go back on the moon.”The project is part of a wider ESA Network / Partnering Initiative (NPI) which aims to foster closer interactions between the ESA and European universities, research institutes and industry for research on advanced technologies with potential space applications.Future human spaceflightUniversity alumnus and Medical Project Team Lead within the Space Medicine Office of the European Astronaut Centre at the ESA, Dr Jon Scott, added: “To better understand the effects of the space environment on human physiology and the challenges that ESA astronauts are likely to face during future exploration missions, we are actively engaging with academic institutions from across ESA’s Member States.”We are very pleased to have established this joint project with the University of Bath and to have access to the world-class expertise contained within its Department for Health. We look forward to a productive co-operation with the University and are confident that the findings generated by the project will make a significant contribution to both terrestrial rehabilitation and human spaceflight knowledge”.last_img read more

Amazon to livestream Premier League in online shakeup

first_imgThe Premier League acquired a new television broadcaster when on-line giant Amazon bought the rights to show two rounds of matches. Live broadcasts of Premier League games will now be legally available online The global online retailer will show 20 Premier League matches a season for three years in the UK, starting from the 2019/20 season, the league said Thursday.The US company breaks up the recent dominance of Sky and BT Sport of lucrative Premier League TV rights in a first for the online sector that is threatening to shake up the traditional sports rights market.The EPL gave no details of the scheduling, but the BBC reported that Amazon will exclusively livestream all 10 matches over a bank holiday period and another 10 during the first midweek fixture programme in December.The games will only be available to their Amazon Prime UK subscribers, which is the online seller’s premium service available for a fee.Memberships costs £79 (90 euros or $106) a year or £7.99 a month.Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore described Amazon as an “exciting new partner”.”Prime Video will be an excellent service on which fans can consume live Premier League football—including for the first time in the UK a full round of matches,” he said.Sky and BT will still show the vast majority of live matches, with 128 and 52—BT having been awarded the other package up for grabs on Thursday of 20 games at a reported cost of £90 million—respectively.”Sky and BT are established Premier League partners and provide first-rate coverage of the competition through their live-match broadcasts and comprehensive programming,” said Scudamore. Amazon, which started as an online retailer, has built up an increasingly impressive sports portfolio in both the Britain and the US including US Open tennis, ATP World Tour Tennis events—where they outbid Sky for UK rights by offering £50 million—and NFL games. Amazon has secured the rights to show English Premier League football matches in a pioneering move for the online sector in the bidding war for sports events. Citation: Amazon to livestream Premier League in online shakeup (2018, June 7) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-06-amazon-livestream-premier-league-online.html © 2018 AFP Explore further Premier League launches rights auction as tech giants wait Although a figure has not been released as to how much Amazon—who have been in talks over the past couple of months over the package—is paying, the Guardian reported that the EPL did not get the price they were seeking as the companies bidding didn’t see a deal for just two rounds of matches as a money maker. However, Rob Wilson a financial football analyst at Sheffield University told AFP it could strike a blow against illegal streaming.”It is a bold move for the Premier League to say we are going to start broadcasting online,” he said.”It has an implication for illegal streaming, it is clearly a problem for any entertainment industry.”The development of Amazon Prime service is a longer-term strategy to try to reduce the number of illegal streaming sights and push people to pay for subscriptions.”The league divides its rights into bundles of possible games. In February, Sky Sports paid £3.58bn for four packages, while BT Sport spent £295m on another package.In a separate announcement the Premier League also agreed that there would be a change in the distribution of money gained from the foreign broadcast deal.The big six clubs—Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham—managed to get the necessary 14 votes out of the 20 to agree that from 2019/20, any increase in the current international rights package, will be distributed according to league position and not equally distributed between all 20 clubs as it has been up to now. ‘The future is bright’Scudamore will be delighted as it was his idea to lure either Amazon, or their rivals such as Facebook and YouTube into bidding for the rights.Indeed, 58-year-old Scudamore having unveiled his commercial coup, then announced he would step down after almost two decades in charge—first as chief executive and then in his present role—a few hours later. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more