Campbell joins Holloway at Millwall

first_imgDJ Campbell has joined Millwall on loan from Blackburn for the rest of the season. The 32-year-old from Shepherd’s Bush played under Lions boss Ian Holloway at Blackpool prior to joining QPR in 2011.He signed for Blackburn after his Rangers contract expired during the summer but is yet to score this season.His stay at QPR was unsuccessful and he spent much of the time training with the club’s Under-21 squad managed by Marc Bircham, who recently left Loftus Road to join former Rangers man Holloway as first-team coach.Campbell’s career has also included spells at Yeading and Brentford.See also: Bircham faced challenges at QPR and can leave with his head held highSee also:Campbell could join Holloway at MillwallFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Horka Pumpenhaus — Geocache of the Week

first_imgGeocaching is an emotional game. There’s the elation of finding a cache after a prolonged search. The frustration of searching and searching for a cache that never turns up. The surprise of a cleverly disguised container, the anticipation of a highly-favorited gadget cache. The despair of losing a trackable…the guilt of losing a trackable. The pleasure of a good conservation with fellow cachers, the anticipation of hiding a new cache, the thrill of racing for the FTF, and of course, the terror and bewilderment of encountering a shark in the middle of a lake in Germany.Wait…what?Yes, bewilderment and terror are commonly experienced emotions when searching for GCNQ40. This Virtual Cache is under murky waters in Horka Lake, which was once an old mining quarry. Now filled with water, the former quarry is a popular spot for scuba divers because of its unusually high visibility.The old quarry that is now Horka Lake.If a tree falls in a forest, and the forest is underwater, will it make a sound?In addition to the many natural elements that make for an interesting dive—the underwater forest, for example—the lake abounds with strange objects that were either placed there by divers over the years or are remnants of days when the lake bottom was a quarry bottom.Someone took a long detour on their ride to work today…The old pump house that was once party of the working quarry.An old wetsuit?Virtual Caches are a grandfathered cache type, which means no new Virtual Caches can be created anymore. A Virtual Cache is about discovering a location rather than a container. The requirements for logging a Virtual Cache vary—you may be required to answer a question about the location, take a picture, complete a task, etc.In order to claim the find on Horka – Pumpenhaus, you’ll need to swim to the posted coordinates, then dive 30m down. At that location you’ll find a white object inside the old quarry pump house. Describe the object or take a location of the pump house to prove you were there.Rocky1210 on the dive.When the Cache Owner, Laird McKai, first placed this cache in 2005, it was probably the first underwater cache in Germany. The CO was a Master Scuba Diver, for whom geocaching had a familiar appeal.After every dive, you write a log and keep a record. Under water you have to find your way using a compass and sometimes you might try to find some sunken boats, such as the Coreolanus, which I dived to in Croatia. So diving is not to different to geocaching. Why not combine both?The Cache Owner, Laird McKai, in an old diving helmet.So… what about those sharks from earlier? Fortunately for geocachers and divers, the sharks aren’t real (though they look realistic from afar). They were placed in the lake by the nearby dive school. The cache gallery abounds with diver/shark selfies.Geocacher $miley is a bit too close for comfort.Michao Team goes in for a close-up examination of the shark’s dental situation.Imagine seeing this image from afar.After eleven years, this Virtual Cache is still bringing joy (and fright!) to geocachers with the necessary scuba certifications and gear. And the Cache Owner is happy to still have it around. His advice for other cachers? “Enjoy your hobby, enjoy good quality caches and try to make others enjoy as well your cache you place by trying to make your caches special and memorable!”Which begs the question, what’s the on-land equivalent of a full-size rubber shark?Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More Location:Horka, GermanyN 51° 15.817 E 014° 14.897 Difficulty:5Terrain:5 SharePrint RelatedGeocaching Etiquette 201: Finding and LoggingJune 14, 2019In “Community”The wild world of underwater geocachesAugust 23, 2015In “Community”Phenomenal geocaching community stories from 2017December 26, 2017In “Community” Virtual CacheGCNQ40by Horka – Pumpenhauslast_img read more

Justin Timberlake Is Bringing Myspace Back To The Desktop, Where No One Will Use It [Video]

first_imgThe new Myspace prominently features Twitter and Facebook connect buttons, so it’s not going to try to compete on identity. Rather, it’s a more fully featured media-sharing site, retaining its focus on music with a built-in player, and it also seems to offer some basic “insights” to users about how people are interacting with posts.In other words, it looks like a fancier Tumblr-Pinterest combo with close ties to the music business. It probably makes more sense to social media marketers than it will to anyone else. And the most mind-blowing part is that this design is clearly built for the desktop Web, a place the most compelling social software is already leaving behind. jon mitchell Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#MySpace#social networks#web It’s hard to comprehend why anybody is spending money on this – not to mention Justin Timberlake. Even Facebook – the last great desktop software company, as Tim Carmody likes to say – is going all in to become a mobile-focused company. It should be immediately clear to anyone investing in tech that mobile is where people spend their time and attention today. To launch a heavy desktop Web service right now seems totally tone-deaf. Myspace is back. It even has a pre-launch page where you can put your email address. In case you need a desktop-focused social network for sharing cool things you like that isn’t already called Pinterest, this is the day you’ve been waiting for. You probably don’t, though.In an earnest, all-caps tweet from newly minted social networking entrepreneur and onetime social network-themed movie starJustin Timberlake, Myspace unveiled its new demo video Monday.center_img Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

How I Saved Veronica Mars And Destroyed The Movie Industry

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The Web, social media, online payment services — and the always-on connectivity our smartphones provide us — are enabling an entirely new form of financing. These technologies are a;sp enabling anyone to pursue their creative vision or build a better mousetrap by appealing not to a skeptical venture capitalis or a cynical producer, but to regular people who may share a similar passion or interest. The technologies we have in our pockets are simultaneously empowering us to both create our visions and fund those whose visions.A Funding Platform for Creative ProjectsFor the Veronica Mars project on Kickstarter, fans could pledge from $10 to more than $10,000, with various goodies offered at each level. For $10, the “backer” receives a PDF of the shooting script on the day of the movie’s release. For $10,000, a speaking role was offered.Of course, Veronica Mars is a project with a built-in core of fans. Not all crowdsourced projects have that kind of juice to get to their funding goals.But here’s how it might work: A budding young filmmaker uses her smartphone to record a two-minute ‘pitch’ that she uploads to YouTube. Enough people react positively that she makes a Kickstarter project — seeking, for example, $1 million to make her movie and another $1 million to help market it. Not easy, but it might just work — even for people who would otherwise have no shot at raising that kind of money.. Crowdfunding, cloud services and mobile devices are remaking filmmaking and film financing. But let’s not stop at funding Veronica Mars. The audience still doesn’t have an financial stake in the creative endeavors we support. What if Veronica Mars turns out to be a blockbuster? Shouldn’t I get a piece of those profits? After all, I was an early financial backer. It’s not like I’m asking to be onstage at the Oscars with Rob Thomas. Although….Images from Veronica Mars Kickstarter project video. How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Related Posts Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Veronica Mars, the critically acclaimed, little-watched television show from the mid-2000s was dead, buried — and nearly forgotten.I saved it. With my iPhone.I downloaded the Kickstarter funding app from the App Store. With a swipe of a finger, and my mobile Amazon Account, I pledged $10 to help the producer finance a  movie based on the show. On Twitter, I told all my followers to do the same. Then, with a quick status update to my Facebook page, I encouraged my family and friends to do likewise — and to tell everyone they knew to follow suit. All told, it took less than five minutes, and now one of the best network TV series of the past ten years will live again, this time on the big screen. The new Veronica Mars movie has been greenlighted, its financing secured, the star — the lovely and talented Kristen Bell — is signed. Nothing to do now but type out a script. I should at least garner a “producer” credit. The Motion Picture Academy is welcome to thank me at next year’s Oscar ceremony. On second thought, maybe the Academy should fear me. For I did not merely save Veronica Mars, I am leading the charge to destroy the entire film industry as we know it. My weapons? The technology I carry around with with me everyday. A smartphone, an app, cloud services, crowdfunding, social media and online payments. Explosions In The Film IndustryThe total gross film receipts in the U.S. last year were just under $11 billion. The average box-office take of a Hollywood film was a middling $16.5 million. This does not include international box office receipts, DVD sales, streaming or network television. The world consumes massive quantities of entertainment. Yes, we have a choice in what we watch and when and where but almost no choice, no direct say whatsoever, in what actually gets made, or by whom. This has always been the case — until now. Despite its near-universal appeal, there may be no industry that’s more insular, more inexplicable to the very public it appeals to than the film industry. Technology is changing all of this, exploding the industry outward and, finally, fully empowering those who buy the tickets. Yes, technology has radically impacted the industry itself — think amazing special effects, 3D, green screens, post-production wizardry. We can now download or stream our favorite films and TV series to watch them anywhere at any time — legally or otherwise. But until now, we were effectively powerless in what got made.No longer. Veronica Mars will likely be only among the first of many multi-million-dollar Hollywood flicks that are produced solely because of the efforts of individuals scattered around the world, pledging anywhere from $1 and $10,000, and sharing their enthusiasm on social media. The crowd is no longer simply marketed to, but is now driving what gets made from the start. CrowdfundingWikipedia defines crowdfunding as “the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their money, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations.” Rob Thomas, the creator of the original Veronica Mars series, spent years attempting to turn his creation into a film. Until he turned to the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter, he failed every time. From The New York Times:In its three seasons on the air “Veronica Mars” was never even one of television’s Top 100 most-watched series, but in its afterlife it has broken new ground. On Wednesday night fans and supporters of that show about a wisecracking young sleuth (played by Kristen Bell) pledged more than $2 million to produce a “Veronica Mars” movie, less than 12 hours after the fund-raising drive was announced on Kickstarter.Mr. Thomas told fans they had 30 days to raise $2 million for “our shot” at producing a film, adding, “I believe it’s the only one we’ve got.” And by about 9 p.m. that goal was met, with pledges continuing to come in on Day 2.   brian s hall Tags:#cloud#Crowd Funding#crowdsourcing#film#iPhone#Mobile Payments last_img read more

FD Webinar: Using Protective Factors to Inform Work with Child Maltreatment

first_imgWondering what’s next in our MFLN 2014 Webinar series? Here are the details!Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014Time: 11am-1pm EasternLocation: Using Protective Factors to Inform Work with Child MaltreatmentRepresentatives from FRIENDS National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (Casandra Firman, M.S. & Alicia Luckie. M.S.) will be presenting on best practices for clinicians and other service providers working in the child abuse prevention community. The presenters will highlight not only risk factors associated with child maltreatment but also the 6 protective factors. The presentation will explore how service professionals can incorporate the 6 protective factors into their work to reduce likelihood of abuse or neglect.We offer 2.0 National Association of Social Worker CE credits for each of our webinars, click here to learn more. For more information on future presentations in the 2014 Family Development webinar series, please visit our professional development website or connect with us via social media for announcements: Facebook & Twitter.last_img read more

We’ve taken the drubbing as a challenge: RJD

first_imgThe Rashtriya Janata Dal on Wednesday asserted that the party was united and it would contest the Assembly poll in 2020 under Tejashwi Yadav’s leadership. “With the electoral defeat we’re down but not out…we’ll introspect and do a booth-wise survey of our defeat…we’ve taken the drubbing as a challenge”, State RJD chief Ram Chandra Purve saidafter the party’s two-day meeting ended. The RJD had called the meeting of party leaders and legislators to mull over its humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha poll. Out of 20 seats it contested, the RJD couldn’t win even a single seat. At the meeting, Mr. Tejashwi, who is also the Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly, said the RJD would go to the people and apprise them of the NDA’s dubious tactics.The party constituted a three-member panel comprising senior party leaders Jagdanand Singh, Abdul Bari Siddiqui and Alok Mehta to interact with party workers and leaders to examine the reasons behind the party’s poor performance in the Lok Sabha poll. The panel will submit its report in two weeks. Earlier, senior party leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh had said that “the delay in seat-sharing arrangement and uneven distribution of tickets” had led to the party’s defeat. He had also admitted that the “mahagathbandhan was not united.”Mr.Singh,who had lost from Vaishali to Lok Janshakti Party candidate Veena Devi, also said the rift between Mr. Tejashwi and Tej Pratap, the two sons of Lalu Prasad, was one of the reasons for the party’s drubbing. He also curtly said that “those who have doubts about Tejashwi’s leadership should quit the RJD and the mahagathbandhan.” Soon after the results, RJD MLA from Gaighat in Muzaffarpur, Maheshwar Yadav, had demanded Mr. Tejashwi’s resignation as Leader of the Opposition on “moral grounds”. After the RJD meeting, leaders of the mahagathbandhan reached former CM Rabri Devi’s residence for a meeting. Alliance party leaders Sharad Yadav, Upendra Kushwaha, Mukesh Sahni attended it but no leader from the State Congress came. “I was not aware of any such meeting…I’ve come to Darbhnaga on urgent work”, State Congress chief Madan Mohan Jha said. Earlier, some State Congress leaders had called for snapping of ties with the RJD. “The party must get off the crutches it has used for the past three decades…it must work to strengthen its own cadre and support base”, senior State Congress leader Sadanand Singh had told journalists on Tuesday. Other party leaders like Abdul Jalil Mastan and others too had echoed similar sentiments while, senior party leader and MLC Prem Chandra Mishra said, “whatever party leaders have to say they should say it in the party forum.”Meanwhile, imprisoned RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav tweeted on Tuesday: “Opposition parties had the common goal to dislodge the BJP but failed to build a national narrative. The result in a particular election can never alter the reality, in as diverse and plural a country as India.”last_img read more

Cowboys Defense Brings Desperately Needed Win Over Redskins

The Dallas Cowboys defense rebounded to deliver a win to the team in Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins.The Cowboy’s defense was blamed for last week’s loss to the Denver Broncos, but this week it was the cause of the desperately needed 31-16 victory.“Huge, huge win for us,” middle linebacker Sean Lee said late Sunday night as he stood outside the Cowboys locker room. “We knew we needed to uphold our end of the bargain.”Last week, the Cowboys lost their lead in the NFC East and owner Jerry Jones called the loss a moral victory and described how import this win was for the team.“I don’t want to call it pressure, but there was a lot riding on it,”  Jones said. “We did not need to lose this ball game. This was a moral victory.”As a note to the improvement of the Cowboys defense, they sacked Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III three times after getting just one sack combined in the past two games against Philip Rivers and Peyton Manning.The Cowboys are hoping for their first chance at consecutive wins this season as they take on the Philadelphia Eagles on their home field next week. read more