Actress Marcia Mae Jones dies

first_imgJones played teenage roles in such films as “Let’s Go Collegiate” and “Secrets of a Co-Ed.” As a grown-up, she acted in television sitcoms and in Westerns such as “Wild Bill Hickok.” Her last major film appearance was in 1973’s “The Way We Were.” Beside Tim Chic, she is survived by another son, Robert Chic, two grandchildren and a brother, Joseph Jones of San Antonio Texas. The family is planning a memorial survived to be held at the Motion Picture and Television Country House. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WOODLAND HILLS – Marcia Mae Jones, who starred as a child in such films as “The Champ” and “Heidi” and maintained an adult career in television Westerns and sitcoms, died at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital Sunday. She was 83. Her son, Tim Chic, said his mother died of pneumonia, which developed into a serious infection Friday. She had long suffered from bouts of pneumonia, he said. Although she never achieved the stardom of Shirley Temple and Mickey Rooney, Jones played important roles in such films as “The Garden of Allah,” “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “These Three.” She started acting in films at age 2. Her son said she was proud of the fact that she was a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild at age 6. last_img read more

Digital Magazine Subscriptions: iTunes & Kindle Still A Mess

first_imgToday I reviewed my magazine subscriptions, partly to see which of Apple’s iTunes, Amazon’s Kindle and digital magazine indie Zinio has the best offering currently. My check reaffirmed many positive things about digital magazines, but one thing still frustrates me: the user experience for subscriptions in both iTunes and Kindle. Apple and Amazon could learn a thing or two from the specialist in digital magazines, Zinio.My current tally of magazine subscriptions is 12. Of those, only one is not a digital magazine that I read on my iPad – and that’s because it’s a niche health magazine that isn’t available digitally. I also discovered in my review that only two of my twelve annual subscriptions cost more than US$50 per year. So not only are most magazines that I’m interested in available digitally, they’re all relatively inexpensive.Here’s a table showing ten of my digital magazine subscriptions: what I pay annually for each of them, and which platform I use. For various reasons, the prices I pay aren’t necessarily the cheapest available. Sometimes my location (New Zealand) increases the cost, or sometimes I opt for a higher priced better reading experience on a certain platform. But in general, I do tend to go with the least expensive option – because the reading experience usually isn’t that much different across platforms. The exception is when a publisher creates an interactive experience for tablet devices, which is Wired’s approach. But a simple PDF is the most common format these days for digital magazines.As you can see, the pricing is probably the most attractive feature of digital magazines. I pay from 39 cents to $2.50 per issue (if I discount Scientific American, as my subscription for that is for both digital and print). Of course, American customers are long used to paying ridiculously low prices for magazine subscriptions. That’s because advertising is typically the main revenue source for commercial magazines – and that advertising mostly targets US customers. So publishers take the hit on printing and delivery costs, in order to reach the US audience. But what my American friends may not realize is that for the rest of the world, prices for popular magazines like Rolling Stone and Wired have traditionally been high. So digital magazines make the low priced magazine subscription model available to the rest of the world.Which brings me to the second major advantage of digital magazines: they’re available immediately, no matter where you are located. For me, out here in Middle-earth, that is most appreciated.The Bad News: Apple & Amazon Don’t Make It EasyThe only bad thing about the state of digital magazines is how poor the user experience for subscriptions is on both iTunes and Kindle.Apple has a Newsstand concept, but it’s confusing. You first have to download the publisher’s app, then subscribe either from within the app or on the publisher’s website. Once downloaded, each of these apps is housed in the Newsstand – a kind of meta-app. But the user experience leaves a lot to be desired. For example: you need to manually move around the magazine apps, to separate out your subscriptions from magazine apps you downloaded but didn’t subscribe to. Then sometimes you find yourself in the iTunes Store, when you thought you were in Newsstand (or are they the same thing? Yes, kind of… but then no, Newsstand is a separate icon on your iPad). The user experience of Newsstand is very unlike Apple: it’s unintuitive and a bit disorienting.Managing your subscriptions in iTunes (what you’re subscribed to, when it’s up for renewal, etc.) is even more confusing. Every time I want to check my iTunes magazine subscriptions, it takes me 5 minutes or so to work out where to go. For the record, you need to go to your iTunes account page and it’s an almost hidden option on there. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market richard macmanus We can only hope that Apple and Amazon get their acts together and follow the example set by Zinio. Because right now, managing digital magazine subscriptions is a frustrating process. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Tags:#iPad#web As for Amazon’s Kindle, if anything it’s even harder than iTunes to manage your subscriptions. There is no option to manage your subscriptions from within the Kindle iPad app, as far as I could see. I eventually found it on the Amazon website under Your Account > Manage Your Kindle > Magazines.One last confusing aspect for digital magazine consumers is that often publishers have subscription offers on their own websites, which can be different from what’s available in iTunes, Kindle or Zinio. That’s entirely up to the publisher of course, but it does add another level of head scratching for the consumer.The shining light in the digital magazine space right now is Zinio. It offers a wonderful selection of digital magazines and its pricing is almost always better than either iTunes or Amazon Kindle. After my review today, I ended up moving a couple of my subscriptions from Kindle over to Zinio because the pricing and overall experience is better. While Zinio’s user interface for managing subscriptions is not perfect, it’s markedly better than iTunes or Kindle. Plus it’s about to improve even more, with a redesign (currently in beta, screenshot below). A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more


first_imgTouch Victoria have officially become a branch of Touch Football Australia under TFA’s Unitary Model, voting to have their state association dissolved at a Special General Meeting on Saturday 22nd July.Over 12 months after the historical meeting when the new constitution of Touch Football Australia was adopted, Touch Victoria joins TouchWest, Touch SA and more recently NT Touch in the unitary model’s next phase of implementation. The Special General Meeting unanimously decided to dissolve the state association. Under the new model all VTA Management Committee positions became redundant.Touch Victoria Executive Officer, Miles Davine wishes to express his thanks and appreciation to those current and past members of the committee.At the conclusion of the meeting it was declared that Matthew Gilbertson (Chair), Peter Shefford, Michael Lovett, Craig Coleman, Simon Stuart and Hamish McLean would sit as the Executive Council for Victoria representing the Victorian Affiliates of TFA.last_img read more

10 months ago​Bayern Munich defender Boateng rules out January transfer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Bayern Munich defender Boateng rules out January transferby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has rejected the chance of leaving in January.The centre-back, who has been linked with Manchester United in the past, has struggled for both form and fitness in recent years.And he has only started 11 of 17 possible Bundesliga games.But he is not on his way out of the club just yet. He wants to prove his quality and get back his regular spot in the starting lineup.”A change this winter is out of the question for me,” Boateng said at a training camp in Doha.”It was a difficult year for me,” he went on to say to reporters.”I fell short of my expectations and I’m not happy with that.” last_img

Wärtsilä to Maintain Two MOL LNG Carriers

first_imgzoom Finnish engineering company Wärtsilä has inked a ten-year maintenance agreement with MOL LNG Transport Europe, an affiliate of Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL Group), which covers two liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.Built in South Korea in 2010, the two 177,400 cbm ships, Spirit of Hela and Gigira Laitebo, are equipped with four Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines each.The service agreement includes scheduled engine maintenance activities, workshop services and online remote support.Under the agreement, Wärtsilä will provide the Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) solution. With CBM, maintenance activities for the two vessels’ engines can be planned based on actual engine condition rather than following a strict calendar-based schedule, according to Wärtsilä.“The CBM solution controls and extends the engine maintenance intervals, reducing operational costs and downtime. Wärtsilä’s CBM monitoring system continuously collects data about the engines’ operating parameters and transmits the information in real time to a Wärtsilä service centre for technical expert analysis,” Wärtsilä said.Located in London, MOL LNG Transport Europe manages 15 LNG carriers for MOL and joint venture owners.last_img read more

Woman testifies about strange dynamic in home shared with Winnipeg murder suspect

first_imgWINNIPEG — A woman says there was a strange dynamic in a house five women shared with a man accused of killing one of them.Holley Sullivan told court today that, despite horrific abuse, the women were jealous of each other and were vying for the attention of Perez Cleveland.Cleveland, who is 46, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the killing of 42-year-old Jennifer Barrett.Barrett’s body was found in a barrel in the backyard of their Winnipeg home in December 2016.Sullivan is currently serving time after pleading guilty for her role in hiding Barrett’s body in the barrel.When the defence pointed to scams Sullivan took part in and a statement where she lied to police, she responded that she was just trying to take care of Cleveland.The Canadian Presslast_img

Lavender has last chance to leave her ideal legacy

In her first three seasons at Ohio State, Jantel Lavender has accomplished almost everything one could expect from the Cleveland-native center. But OSU coach Jim Foster thinks her career is yet to be defined. “I think Jantel’s career will be measured by championships more so than points scored,” Foster said. Postseason success is the biggest element missing from Lavender’s resume. In Lavender’s time at OSU, only once has her team advanced past the second round of the NCAA Tournament. “We haven’t had the postseason run that we need to,” Lavender said. “Our team just has to be more strong and more together and, you know, more cohesive, for us to go far.” Lavender enters the 2010-11 season as one of the most decorated players in college basketball. She was selected to the Associated Press Preseason All-American team and the watch list for the Wooden Award, which is awarded to the best male and female athletes in college basketball. She was also named the Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year. Should Lavender win her fourth straight Big Ten Player of the Year award after the season, she would be the first in conference history to do so. Lavender said she has her sights set beyond just earning all-conference honors. “The goal is to be a national player of the year,” Lavender said. She has all the tools to earn that honor. In her first three seasons at OSU, Lavender has averaged 20 points and 10.3 rebounds per game and is 534 points shy of Katie Smith’s OSU career scoring record, as well as 63 rebounds short of Tracey Hall’s OSU career rebounding record. Lavender said individual accomplishments come second to team goals. “If my team needs me to get 30, or if my team needs me to get 18 points and 25 rebounds, then that’s what I’m trying to do,” she said. Lavender’s career has gotten help from junior point guard Samantha Prahalis, who is on pace to break the school’s career assist record this season. “Sammy in the open floor is very, very talented, she really is, and you like a complement to that,” Foster said. “Not often is that complement a (center). Usually you see guards finishing plays. To have a center who can run like that, catch like that and finish like that, I think that’s a little different.” Foster compared the chemistry between his point guard and center to that of NBA Hall of Fame members and former Utah Jazz teammates Karl Malone and John Stockton. “That’s a fair one,” Prahalis said when asked about the comparison. “He always says that.” Lavender said she agreed with the evaluation but offered her own comparison for the duo. “I always try to say, you know, (Steve) Nash and (Amar’e) Stoudemire,” Lavender said. “I think that his comparison is just something to make us see where we are in our game.” After this season, Lavender will take her professional-ready game to the next level, where she is projected to be a top-five pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft. But first, she has some unfinished business. “I don’t think that we’ve gotten to the place that I want to be, you know, as a far as a team,” Lavender said. “I want a national championship.” read more

Zaha remains committed to Crystal Palace

first_imgCrystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is adamant that he will continue to give his best for the club regardless of what happens with his futureThe Ivory Coast international had seemed destined to leave Selhurst Park for the second time in his career after another impressive campaign in last season’s Premier League that saw him play a central role in the club’s rise from the bottom of the standings to a respectable 11th-place finish.Zaha had been strongly linked with moves to Manchester City, Chelsea and even Borussia Dortmund in the summer transfer window.But now that the English transfer window shut last Thursday, the 25-year-old has declared that he will be turning his full focus into helping Palace achieve their aims for the new season.“It makes no difference to me, because I had my head down anyway,” said Zaha, according to SportsKeeda.“All that stuff was not going to affect me or how the team were playing. Whatever happens, happens.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“But I’m all Palace, and you can see on the pitch that all I think about is the team doing well.”The former Manchester United player revealed that talks over a new deal are still ongoing.“We are still speaking about [a potential new contract], still negotiating, whatever. Just going to see if we can come to an agreement,” continued Zaha.“The main thing for me is scoring goals. Everyone talks about ‘no end product, no end product’. Well, tell me now.”Zaha managed to score the second goal for Palace in their 2-0 win over Fulham in Saturday’s opening game of the new league season.last_img read more

Barros Schelotto has no regrets after losing the final

first_imgManager Guillermo Barros Schelotto, explained why he doesn’t have a single regret after Boca Juniors lost the Libertadores final vs River.Losing the Copa Libertadores final was an extremely sad event for Boca Juniors and manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto, the manager spoke to the press after the match and expressed how much it hurts him to lose this crucial match against River Plate at the Santiago Bernabeu.There is a general feeling that a whole cycle has ended under the twin, he lived a very successful period in which his side won two consecutive league titles in Argentina but River Plate proved that they are the better squad.While Boca was winning recognition on the domestic level, River Plate was getting it on the international stage by winning two Copa Sudamericana, two Copa Libertadores, and several other trophies under manager Marcelo Gallardo.For Barros Schelotto, not being able to win this very important final proves that his time with the Bosteros might be done as he proved to be extremely sad after the result.During a hard moment for all the Boca fans, the manager wanted to send them all a message that could comfort them in some manner.🎙️ Guillermo Barros Schelotto “La verdad fue una final donde cualquiera de los dos podía ganar. Ganó River en un partido muy parejo, donde no hubo diferencias y quizás la diferencia fue el zapatazo de Quintero”— (@CONMEBOL) December 9, 2018“We have to congratulate River for becoming the champions, for winning the trophy. This was a final that anybody could’ve won,” said the manager via Diario Ole after the match.“River was the winner of a game in which there were very small differences, which was Quintero’s strike.”“As far as the job, I think I’m done here. On the legal aspect of this, it would be nice if Conmebol takes measures, not in terms of who won the title, this is not about punishing River or Boca.”“It is said that getting stones thrown at you is normal, but throwing rocks to a bus is not normal at all. I wish things can change in the future.”“As far as the result goes, River Plate won fairly and that’s it. I think that the same type of game would’ve happened regardless of the stadium we played, I think we had the ball throughout the first half and River wasn’t able to penetrate our defense.”“We marked them very well and we created chances near River Plate’s area. The match was quite leveled until River’s equalizer, there never really was a squad that was better than the other during the whole match.”River Plate v Boca Juniors - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).“Sadly, I don’t think we can behave as a society and I don’t think another final like this can be played in Argentina,” he added.LA CAÍDA MÁS DOLOROSAGuillermo Barros Schelotto, de rodillas en el Santiago Bernabéu… #LibertadoresxFOX River Plate 3-1 Boca Juniors (5-3)— FOX Sports MX (@FOXSportsMX) December 9, 2018Now that Guillermo Barros Schelotto revealed that his intention is to leave the club, there is a greater chance for him to maybe look into a possible job as the Argentina national team when Lionel Scaloni’s spell has come to an end.The twin will now go on vacation for a little while and rethink his career strategy for the next couple of months, he has earned a well-deserved holiday time with his family after this huge heartbreak of losing South America’s most important tournament against his most hated rival in football.Guillermo Barros Schelotto was nearly as successful being a coach as he was during his years as a player for Boca Juniors, but bad fortune was too great for him this time.We will keep you posted about the decision that the manager makes for his next destination, but he needs some space for the time being.The man also left the country of Argentina with a very important lesson, he has given up on all hope that society in the country has, but there is still a chance for them to right many of their wrongs in the future.Boca Juniors was a worthy adversary regardless of what happened out of the pitch.Guillermo Barros Schelotto no quiso hablar de su futuro: “Lo único que tengo es tristeza por no darle la Copa a la gente”— infobae (@infobae) December 10, 2018How would you describe Boca Juniors’ performance in the Copa Libertadores final vs River Plate? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

14yearold kidney recipient Kassidy Thomas meets her donor for the first time

first_img KUSI Newsroom July 10, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 14-year-old kidney recipient Kassidy Thomas meets her donor for the first time 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – 14-year-old Kassidy Thomas was finally able to meet the woman who gave her a second change at life through a living organ donation.Seven years ago, Kassidy was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease and was quickly placed on a waiting list for a transplant at Rady Children’s Hospital. After several years passed with no luck, Kassidy found a match with living donor Bristol Hartage.Wednesday, Kassidy met Bristol for the first time.Afterwards, Kassidy spoke with Anna Laurel in studio to tell us all about the life changing experience. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Updated: 6:39 PM Posted: July 10, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more