A day after the Sharad Yadav faction of the Janata Dal (United) claimed it was the “real” party, with “14 JD(U) State units” supporting it, party general secretary K.C. Tyagi said that four out of the five recognised State units were with Nitish Kumar.“Mr. Nitish Kumar was made party president in the Patna special session of April 23, 2016. Only five State units have recognition in the party: Bihar, Jharkhand, Kerala, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Jammu and Kashmir. The others had not completed the membership process and thus are not recognised State units,” he said.“Four of these five recognised State units are with Mr. Kumar. Mr. M.P. Veerendra Kumar of Kerala State unit came to the Rajya Sabha through the UPA. He has become independent now and may join the LDF there. He is also not with Sharad Yadav.”Mr. Tyagi added, “Except Arun Shrivastava and Varghese George, all general secretaries and secretaries of the party are with Nitish Kumar,” Mr. Tyagi added. “The treasurer of the party is also with him. Nine MPs are with Nitish Kumar and only one MP two — including Sharad Yadav — are is with Mr. Yadav. Mr. Veerendra Kumar is with none of the two.”“We respect the Sharad Yadav of yesteryears, who resigned from the Lok Sabha. He is not corrupt. But, unfortunately, he has decided to go with those who are with dynasty and corruption.”Mr. Tyagi claimed that going by the trends of the 2014 results, the NDA would get 38 out of 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar with the coming together of the BJP and JD (U).
Castro, who had a near-triple-double effort of 17 points, nine assists, and eight rebounds in the rout, harked back to TNT’s elimination duel against San Miguel in Iloilo, where the KaTropa just fell short in the end to absorb a 88-76 loss last January 13.“The fourth quarter was where our problems were. We need to learn how to finish the game after holding on to the lead for the most part of the game. We were up by two in the last two minutes but we still lost, so it’s a lesson for us to correct that,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWhat’s working in TNT’s favor is its victories in do-or-die games over the past week, which also included a blowout win over NLEXThose experiences are where the star playmaker is drawing his confidence ahead of the date against the Beermen, which are armed with a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTNT may be coming in as underdogs in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals, but Jayson Castro is undaunted by the strength of San Miguel as he still likes his team’s chances in the playoffs.“We still have a chance. We know how they play because we always face them in the semifinals,” he said after the KaTropa crushed Phoenix, 118-97, in their knockout duel for the last quarterfinals spot on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa View comments MOST READ Cobb disappointed after failing to complete La Salle’s 3rd set rally Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “We have to be able to execute our offense because defensively, we’ve had a good rotation that we’re being able to disrupt the opponent’s flow,” Castro said. “I hope the result will once again be good for us.”TNT takes on San Miguel on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena. Read Next Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games
Aryna Sabalenka won the Connecticut Open for her first WTA singles title on Saturday. The 20-year-old Belarusian defeated Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1 6-4 in the final to win the Connecticut Open.Sabalenka, who became the youngest champion in New Haven since Caroline Wozniacki in 2010, will move up to number 20 in the world rankings.”This is a great feeling,” said the delighted Sabalenka, who blasted 29 winners.”I will just work more, just to try to keep going, keep showing my best tennis, and we will see.”.@connecticutopen champion @SabalenkaA has a message for her fans! pic.twitter.com/zljuON0zSbWTA (@WTA) August 25, 2018Winner of the first five games in the opening set, Sabalenka twice broke error-prone Suarez Navarro. She closed out the set in the seventh game with a forehand winner after trailing 30-0.Suarez Navarro, once a top 10 player, was more competitive in the second set taking a 2-1 lead and breaking Sabalenka to go 4-4.In the crucial ninth game Suarez Navarro seemingly held but Sabalenka challenged an ace at 40-15 and won the discussion.Bowled over: @SabalenkaA celebrates her first @WTA title at the iconic @Yale Bowl.@WickPhoto pic.twitter.com/dt1jg3uy2cConnecticut Open (@connecticutopen) August 25, 2018The Belarusian then broke to go ahead 5-4 and reached double match point in the next game.Suarez Navarro wasn’t finished, though, pulling within one point of leveling the set at 5-5 before Sabalenka took the final three points.The final was the third of her career. She lost to Maria Sharapova in Tianjin last year and was defeated by Wozniacki at Eastbourne earlier this year.advertisement”I didn’t have some (career) plan,” said Sabalenka. “I was just, like, ‘Keep going, keep fighting.’ Now I am 20 years old and I have my first title, so… it’s okay.”(With inputs from Reuters)
eSports EA Sports troll Batshuayi by editing his FIFA 18 stats Ronan Murphy 20:28 30/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty eSports Michy Batshuayi Chelsea v Manchester City Chelsea Premier League Videos WTF The Chelsea striker tweeted again after his goal against Atletico, but having taken time to respond, EA Sports have hit back with a brilliant video EA Sports has re-opened its debate with Michy Batshuayi about the Chelsea forward’s FIFA 18 ratings by trolling him in a clever video.The Belgium international has repeatedly tweeted the game’s creators to complain that his overall score is not high enough, pointing torwards his goalscoring prowess in the Premier League and in the Champions League to show why he should have a better rating.Ahahahaha everyone was waiting for me to come at @EASPORTSFIFA like … pic.twitter.com/U8nQXimaY2— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) September 27, 2017After helping the Blues to a 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid in midweek with a late strike, Batshuayi sent another message to EA Sports as a gentle reminder, but their follow-up response proved hugely popular with FIFA fans as they teased the 23-year-old once again.We know what you’re doing when you load up #FIFA18 for the first time Michy #ALL99 pic.twitter.com/ZTmzdVTRz0— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) September 30, 2017In the video, Batshuayi’s virtual self is given 99 in every single statistic, providing him with an overall rating of 99 – the highest in the game. Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. FIFA 18 was released worldwide on September 29, and is available on Playstation, Xbox, Switch, and PC.
Transfers ‘He is the best’ – Danilo would welcome Messi at Man City Goal Last updated 2 years ago 16:22 10/25/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(10) Getty Images Transfers Manchester City Lionel Messi Barcelona Primera División Premier League The Argentine has been linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium again and the former Real Madrid star admits he would be a great addition Manchester City full-back Danilo would welcome the arrival of Lionel Messi at the Etihad Stadium, admitting he would like to play with “the best”.Rumours of a Messi reunion with City coach Pep Guardiola have returned in recent months as he has been linked with a move away from Barcelona.City 3/4 to beat Baggies to nil Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The Catalan side’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, has said Messi has already signed a new contract and is already playing under it, but former Real Madrid player Danilo would be happy to see him make the switch to Manchester.Although he spent time playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo at the Santiago Bernabeu, it is the Argentine who Danilo labels No.1.”We have a very good squad, but everything can improve,” he told Marca. “Messi is a top player. Of course I would play with him, he is the best.”Danilo joined City from Madrid in the summer transfer window and has played nine games in all competitions so far for a side sitting five points clear at the top of the Premier League.After winning the Champions League and La Liga with Zinedine Zidane last season, Danilo is delighted to work with another big name.”[Zidane and Guardiola] are two great coaches,” Danilo said. “I have had a very good relationship with Zidane during the two years I was in Madrid and now I have a very good one with Guardiola.”City are going strong in all competitions so far, with Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero playing starring roles, but it is striker and compatriot Gabriel Jesus who has impressed Danilo.”He is Brazilian but I did not know him,” he said. “He surprised me because of his quality and maturity despite being 20 years old.”Danilo was unable to nail down a regular starting spot in his two seasons with Madrid, but he looked back on his time in the Spanish capital fondly.He added: “The truth is that I miss Madrid. I spent two incredible years winning important things and people have always treated me very well, but you have to turn a page.”
Editors’ Recommendations Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene Get to Know Alto Adige, the Northern Italian Wine Region 7 of the Best Drink References in Music Today we meet Derrick Turner, head bartender at Harding’s in New York City on his career and personal style.Growing up in New York City, I’ve noticed that being from here gives you a distinction like no other. It allows you to interact in ways that you may not have, in let’s say mid America… in my opinion. The city has its own aura that everyone wants to be apart of but few have the opportunity to really feel it. New York is the bright light in the middle of the darkness, and the closer you get to it the less you can see or feel. But then you get a zap, and some make it out but most fall down beaten. This is what it feels like to work in an industry that is easy to get into but hard to conquer. Tending bar is one of those professions that you have to love in order to get it done correctly. You need to have a sort of obsession if you want it work for you. Yes, we’ve seen the hot bartender that can barley make a vodka soda, or the tender that seems angrier then the room vibe feels. The reason for this is tending is merely a mid point in their lives, and simply a bump in their road. For almost 11 years I have been tending. I got started to take care of student loans like most kids do right out of college. Time went on and something happened. I finally got it. The ratios between sweet and savory. The complexity of a single malt whiskey. It just… clicked and I knew I was either going to try and exploit the industry as a simple way of making bank, or I was going to learn its ways and try to master them. Learning and continuing to do so is always gratifying. Throughout the years I’ve done it all. Clubs, lounges, restaurants, venues, but what stays constant is most people don’t know what they like. What I mean is they have a base line as to what they want, but overall their knowledge of cocktails and spirits are very limited. This is where it gets fun for me. I like to break what a person likes down to the T. Do you want something sweet, spicy, bitter, tangy? The basics. I then cater a cocktail to them on the spot. Now the guest just got a custom drink and if they love it, they WILL be back and talk about it to friends and family. This industry is all word of mouth. That’s why apps like Yelp do so well. People want to talk about their experiences. Why not try to make theirs, the BEST.Jeans: Levi 511 sShirt: Brooks Brothers Regent Slim Button DownPants: J Crew Wallace & Barnes ChinosShoes: Ralph Lauren Moatlands Leather BootsSuits: Zara Contrasting Jacquard SuitAccessories: Brooks Brothers Herringbone Wool IvyOuterwear: Zara Camel CoatFavorite Cologne: Dolce and Gabbana The One GentlemanFavorite App: HighballFavorite piece of technology: Restoration Hardware Gramophone for iPhone Collection The Best Lodges in the U.S. for Drinking and Relaxing Helpful Wine Terminology So You Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking About
Los Angeles: “Thor: Love And Thunder” director Taika Waititi has revealed Chris Hemsworth will continue to topline the upcoming fourth movie in the Thor franchise. At July’s San Diego Comic-Con, it was announced that Natalie Portman, who plays scientist Jane Foster in the franchise, is set to return and get to adapt a version of the Lady Thor arc in the new film. Asked who the star of “Love and Thunder” was, Waititi told MTV News, “It’s Chris. It’s a Thor film. He is Thor, it’s a Thor film. She’s (Portman) in it.” Also featuring Tessa Thompson, the movie is scheduled for a November 5, 2021 release.
Darjeeling: The Directorate of Revenue intelligence (DRI) busted a major smuggling racket of gold from Myanmar through Moreh in Manipur. Six persons were arrested from near Siliguri and more than 24 kg of gold, valued close to Rs 8 crore was recovered from them.Acting on a tip-off DRI sleuths from the Siliguri regional unit intercepted a bus and arrested 6 persons. Twenty pieces each of 1kg gold bar along with 25 pieces of gold biscuits each weighing 166 gm was recovered from their possession. The seizure is valued at around Rs 7.99 crore. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe six arrested persons — Mohammad Numan, Mohammad Lukuman, hafiz Misbahuddin, Md. Zamil Ahmed. Md. Dawood Akhtar and MM Washim Khan —were travelling by bus from Manipur to Siliguri via Cooch Behar on Monday. The seized gold had been smuggled into India from Myanmar through Moreh in Manipur. The accused are residents of Manipur and are involved in gold smuggling. During the last financial year, DRI seized 464 kg of gold from Bengal and Sikkim area allegedly smuggled in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and China. The recovered gold is valued at Rs. 145.69 crore in the 46 cases registered claimed a DRI release.
by stephaniemayne Posted Sep 26, 2015 8:21 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 26, 2015 at 8:26 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Barrel racers from across North America are converging on Stampede Park this weekend, as more than 400 racers are taking part in the first ever, Calgary Barrel Classic.The event serves as a local competition, as well as a brand new Canadian Qualifier for “The American”, the world’s richest one-day rodeo, paying a top prize of $1,000,000.Seventy-two of the 400 participants will be taking part in that race which ran Saturday night.The Calgary Barrel Classic runs all weekend at the Agrium Western Event Centre with free admission. Competitors ready to run at the Calgary Barrel Classic
Oil declines while stocks are muted as ‘all eyes are on the Fed’ on rate-decision day Read: The awkward way people flirt on dating app Tinder>The app all men have been waiting for (and probably could do with)>App for taxi customers monitors route and average fare> WeWork CEO Adam Neumann told employees he’s ‘humbled’ by the collapse of the firm’s IPO 10 things in tech you need to know today China could be the biggest loser from the Saudi Arabia oil attack DON’T WORRY – NO smartphones will be damaged in the using of this app.uChek is a new app by 29-year-old entrepreneur Myshkin Ingawale and you’ll use it to test your urine.You won’t be peeing on or even near your phone, but on a chemical strip that changes colour as it reacts to your urine. The iPhone‘s camera is powerful enough to detect specific colour changes associated with your urine’s “glucose, bilirubin, proteins, specific gravity, ketones, leukocytes, nitrites, urobilinogen and hematuria,” reports Wired.The value here is that these tests can help test for disease and will be especially useful for those with diabetes or problems with their liver or kidneys.The app isn’t yet available in the App Store, but you can check out the company’s site here.- Dylan Love
We aren’t ones to typically indulge in Hollywood gossip, but this one is hard to ignore. You have probably heard by now that Walter Isaacson’s landmark biography Steve Jobs is being made into a movie. We can think of a handful of film actors who would be ideal for the role of the late Apple co-founder — and George Clooney is certainly not among them. However, somebody in Hollywood may think he is, as the A-lister is reportedly being strongly considered for the role.The story says that the “battle” for the role (negotiations and/or auditions) has come down to two men: Clooney and his former ER co-star Noah Wyle (right). The source is saying that the biopic is set to start filming next year, which — whether these reports are true or not — would mean that the casting process is likely already taking place.Most consider George Clooney to be a strong actor, but… as Steve Jobs?? Clooney’s appearance and energy lean more towards handsome, Cary Grant-esque leading man. The Jobs role will require someone who captures the temperamental, wiry, vegan computer nerd that Jobs could be.Not your typical character actor, Clooney also isn’t usually one to transform himself for roles. Does he capture the emotional and psychological reality of his characters? Sure. Does he look like the same George Clooney in a different costume for every one of them? Pretty much. Even with one of his most extreme character roles — Everett in O Brother, Where Art Thou? — he was pretty much George Clooney with a Southern accent, a moustache, and some dirt on his face.If the race really has come down to the two former ER co-stars, then Wyle would certainly have a more appropriate look. He has also already played Jobs once before, to great acclaim, in The Pirates of Silicon Valley. He isn’t an A-list star and probably wouldn’t be the most marketable choice, but he could pull it off.My personal hope is that somewhere Edward Norton is being considered for the role. The Fight Club and American History X star is not only a versatile actor, but he can perfectly capture the violent mood swings, laser-beam focus, and wicked intelligence that is required to play Jobs. He’s mature enough to play an older, fragile Jobs, but is still baby-faced enough to pull off the more youthful scenes. The accomplished actor has never won an Oscar, and this role would give him his best shot.While sometimes the most unexpected casting decisions can make for the most memorable performances (Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, Ben Kingsley in Sexy Beast), we wouldn’t bank on George Clooney being the best choice for the role of Steve Jobs. Let’s hope this rumor is nothing more than hot Hollywood air.via 9to5Mac, The Sun
#VistaFire [update] Evacuation warnings are in effect for the streets of Trafalgar Rd., Calle De Nicole, and Vista De La Montana in the community of Dehesa. pic.twitter.com/Hh2LkbHuTY— CAL FIRE/SAN DIEGO COUNTY FIRE (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) July 18, 2019 Posted: July 17, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, San Diego (KUSI) – An 8 acre vegetation fire near El Cajon off Vista De La Montana in the Dehesa area is spreading at a moderate rate. According to Cal Fire/ San Diego County fire there is report of structures threatened.Evacuation warnings are in effect for the streets of Trafalgar Rd., Calle De Nicole, and Vista De La Montana in the community of Dehesa, according to Cal Fire. July 17, 2019 Structures threatened in growing El Cajon fire #VistaFire [update] The fire is 2 acres with a moderate rate of spread. There is a report of structures threatened. pic.twitter.com/CegjMvtxeM— CAL FIRE/SAN DIEGO COUNTY FIRE (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) July 17, 2019 Updated: 5:13 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Karan Singh GroverTwitterKaran Singh Grover made a dashing entry as Mr Bajaj in hit show Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 and has already impressed fans with his acting chops and of course his suave, salt and pepper looks. Recently, Karan along with the show’s lead pair Parth Samthaan, Erica Fernandes and the other cast and crew flew off to Switzerland to shoot an important sequence of the show.Although it has been just two days since the team left, Karan has already started missing his better half, Bipasha Basu. He took to his Instagram handle to share a collage of the two along with a caption that read, “Miss you lots already Ami Aschi!” To which Bipasha replied, “I know my love ❤️”Later, Bipasha too shared the same picture on social media and said, “Miss you already … come back soonly ❤️ #smissyou #monkeylove #cuddlepumpkin #cutiepatootie #papabumba” Aren’t just too cute?”Meanwhile, in the upcoming episodes of Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2, Mr Bajaj’s entry will create havoc in Anurag and Prerna’s lives. Although it is known that Prerna, who is excited to marry Anurag, will end up tying the knot with Mr Bajaj, it will be interesting to see how things turn up. Fans are also eagerly waiting to find out what’s in store for them in the Switzerland sequence.Coming to Karan, in a recent interview with Indian Express, he was asked if he had any second thoughts on playing an older character with salt and pepper look, the actor said that he would’ve played Mr Bajaj even if he was 300-year-old.When asked if he followed Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 and what he his views were of Erica Fernandes and Parth Samthaan as Prerna and Anurag, Karan said, “I did follow it in the beginning, it’s Kasautii after all. And now I have watched a lot of recent episodes. I think both Parth and Erica are absolutely brilliant. They look great as Anurag and Prerna. They have added a lot to the character and are doing an amazing job. No one can touch Shweta Tiwari’s work but from what I have seen, the actors are lovable and doing awesome.”
Babies born to homeless women are more likely to have poor health and development outcomes, says a study.The findings showed that babies who experienced both pre- and post-natal homelessness and those who experienced homelessness for longer than six months were at a highest risk of negative health outcomes. “These findings back up what we already knew about how the stress of homelessness affects children’s heath,” said Megan Sandel, paediatrician at Children’s HealthWatch, from the Boston Medical Centre (BMC) in the US. “But this helps us determine which children are at greatest risk, and makes the argument that policymakers and providers need to intervene to change the trajectory of a child’s development,” Sandel added.The study, published in Pediatrics, shows that the earlier and the longer a child experiences homelessness may have a larger cumulative toll of poor health and development outcomes.
Guests:Eddie House – FS1 NBA analyst and NBA Champion; Greg Cosell – NFL Films Senior Producer; Greg Jennings – FS1 NFL Analyst and Super Bowl champ; Rob Parker – FS1 Analyst and Patriots Hater Harden’s style isn’t sustainableJames Harden racked up 61 against the Knicks in the Garden last night, and has been on a record setting regular season scoring binge, but Colin still isn’t buying into the hype like fans and the NBA media.Harden is unquestionably a gifted scorer, but his entire game is based on one-on-one isolation and his huge statlines during his record-setting stretch have mostly come against NBA bottom feeders. We’ve seen Harden do this before, but disappear come playoff time when the games actually matter. It won’t be any different this time around.“This isn’t sustainable… His usage rate is No. 1 in the NBA by a mile, No. 2 all time. Of the Top 8 usage rates in NBA history, 0 have won a playoff series.” – Colin Also:– Brady gets teammates to buy-in like Tony Robbins– Goff has Brady traits– Antonio Brown isn’t worth the cap hit
After rumors and a long wait, Tesla will finally unveil the Model Y.Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday that the company would launch the crossover SUV on Mar. 14 at its LA Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, making it the company’s fifth model.The Tesla CEO said the Model Y will be about 10 percent larger than the Model 3, and will cost about 10 percent more. It’ll also have slightly less range, as it’ll share the same battery as the sedan. Additionally, 75 percent of the Model 3’s build and design will be shared with the Model Y, and the crossover SUV will be built at at Gigafactory 1 in Nevada. You can also expect the Model Y to look similar to the Model 3, albeit with a hatchback design. The crossover SUV will also feature regular doors, rather than the vertically opening falcon-wing doors which feature on the Model X — Musk once posted and deleted a tweet saying the design would be implemented into the Model 3 and Model Y.More specs and pricing detail will be provided at the event. The Model Y’s unveil comes after Tesla finally released its $35,000 Model 3 last week, a price point that Musk has been promising for years.On Sunday, Musk also added Tesla would look to unveil its Semi truck later this year, but a prototype was already spotted undergoing testing around Salt Lake City in Utah last year. Even though the Model Y is around the corner, it’s the forthcoming truck which really tickles Musk’s fancy. “Personally, I’m most excited by the Tesla Truck. Maybe it will be too futuristic for most people, but I love it,” he tweeted. Model Y unveil event on March 14 at LA Design Studio— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 3, 2019 At long last, Tesla’s crossover SUV is here.Image: TeslaBy Johnny Lieu2019-03-03 23:56:05 UTC
Updated: On July 10, 2019, Dougherty announced the relaunch of Maker Faire and Maker Media with the new name “Make Community“. Maker Media Inc., the company behind Maker Faire, the popular event that hosts arts, science, and engineering DIY projects for children and their parents, has laid off all its employees–22 employees–and have decided to shut down due to financial troubles. In January 2005, the company first started off with MAKE, an American bimonthly magazine focused on do it yourself and/or DIWO projects involving computers, electronics, robotics, metalworking, woodworking, etc. for both adults and children. In 2006, the company first held its Maker Faire event, that lets attendees wander amidst giant, inspiring art and engineering installations. Maker Faire now includes 200 owned and licensed events per year in over 40 countries. The Maker movement gained momentum and popularity when MAKE magazine first started publishing 15 years ago. The movement emerged as a dominant source of livelihood as individuals found ways to build small businesses using their creative activity. In 2014, The WhiteHouse blog posted an article stating, “Maker Faires and similar events can inspire more people to become entrepreneurs and to pursue careers in design, advanced manufacturing, and the related fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).” With funding from the Department of Labor, “the AFL-CIO and Carnegie Mellon University are partnering with TechShop Pittsburgh to create an apprenticeship program for 21st-century manufacturing and encourage startups to manufacture domestically.” Recently, researchers from Baylor University and the University of North Carolina, in their research paper, have highlighted opportunities for studying the conditions under which the Maker movement might foster entrepreneurship outcomes. Dale Dougherty, Maker Media Inc.’s founder and CEO, told TechCrunch, “I started this 15 years ago and it’s always been a struggle as a business to make this work. Print publishing is not a great business for anybody, but it works…barely. Events are hard . . . there was a drop off in corporate sponsorship”. “Microsoft and Autodesk failed to sponsor this year’s flagship Bay Area Maker Faire”, TechCrunch reports. Dougherty further told that the company is trying to keep the servers running. “I hope to be able to get control of the assets of the company and restart it. We’re not necessarily going to do everything we did in the past but I’m committed to keeping the print magazine going and the Maker Faire licensing program”, he further added. In 2016, the company laid off 17 of its employees, followed by 8 employees recently in March. “They’ve been paid their owed wages and PTO, but did not receive any severance or two-week notice”, TechCrunch reports. These layoffs may have hinted the staff of the financial crisis affecting the company. Maker Media Inc. had raised $10 million from Obvious Ventures, Raine Ventures, and Floodgate. Dougherty says, “It started as a venture-backed company but we realized it wasn’t a venture-backed opportunity. The company wasn’t that interesting to its investors anymore. It was failing as a business but not as a mission. Should it be a non-profit or something like that? Some of our best successes, for instance, are in education.” The company has a huge public following for its products. Dougherty told TechCrunch that despite the rain, Maker Faire’s big Bay Area event last week met its ticket sales target. Also, about 1.45 million people attended its events in 2016. “MAKE: magazine had 125,000 paid subscribers and the company had racked up over one million YouTube subscribers. But high production costs in expensive cities and a proliferation of free DIY project content online had strained Maker Media”, writes TechCrunch. Dougherty told TechCrunch he has been overwhelmed by the support shown by the Maker community. As of now, licensed Maker Faire events around the world will proceed as planned. “Dougherty also says he’s aware of Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey’s interest in funding the company, and a GoFundMe page started for it”, TechCrunch reports. Mike Senese, Executive Editor, MAKE magazine, tweeted, “Nothing but love and admiration for the team that I got to spend the last six years with, and the incredible community that made this amazing part of my life a reality.” Former Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage, who was a regular presence at the Maker Faire, told The Verge, “Make Media has created so many important new connections between people across the world. It showed the power from the act of creation. We are the better for its existence and I am sad. I also believe that something new will grow from what they built. The ground they laid is too fertile to lie fallow for long.” On July 10, 2019, Dougherty announced he’ll relaunch Maker Faire and Maker Media with the new name “Make Community“. The official launch of Make Community will supposedly be next week. The company is also working on a new issue of Make Magazine that is planned to be published quarterly and the online archives of its do-it-yourself project guides will remain available. Dougherty told TechCrunch “with the goal that we can get back up to speed as a business, and start generating revenue and a magazine again. This is where the community support needs to come in because I can’t fund it for very long.” Read Next GitHub introduces ‘Template repository’ for easy boilerplate code management and distribution 12 Visual Studio Code extensions that Node.js developers will love [Sponsored by Microsoft] Shoshana Zuboff on 21st century solutions for tackling the unique complexities of surveillance capitalism
WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite In February, a man was found hanging from a transformer at the side of the road.The young man was found by a passerby in the early hours of the morning in Andra Square, next to AK’s OK Hyper. The deceased was identified as Sudhir Sathish Sewgolam, aged 25. An inquest into his death was conducted, as police did not suspect foul play but the family were unwilling to believe it was a suicide. Social media was rife with murder allegations at the time.Warrant Officer BA Khan recently commented that, “No foul play was detected”.A close family member said that, “We don’t know what to believe anymore”.There will be no more updates on this story.Related stories:Man hung on transformer