Byron “Mr. Talkbox” Chambers released an incredible video earlier today in honor of “one of the funkiest bands in all the land,” as he describes Vulfpeck. The mastermind performs the band’s hit “Back Pocket” only using a talk box, a cappella, in a similar fashion to Jack Stratton‘s recent online performance where he only uses a talk box to perform the four voices of the Bach fugue, “Contrapunctus IX.”Listen to Mr. Talkbox’s version of “Back Pocket,” which also includes a fresh remix of “Funky Duck” at the end. Too cool!For those who can’t get enough of the Vulf, the band will be making an appearance at the inaugural Fool’s Paradise this April 1-2 in St. Augustine, FL. Performing alongside Lettuce, GRiZ, Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue, The Nth Power, and Goldfish, this is one destination festival that you won’t want to miss! Tickets are on sale now and available here.
RTSmunity extends partnership with forBET August 7, 2020 StumbleUpon Share SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Related Articles Share RTSmunity extends esports partnership with Sazkabet August 25, 2020 Submit Pavol Krasnovsky, RTSmunityPavol Krasnovsky is the Founder and CEO of RTSmunity, market maker for esports on Betfair and Matchbook exchanges and odds supplier. Krasnovsky is joining the Betting on Esports conference (September 12-15th) panel focused on data, the challenges that come with it in esports markets but also how to harness it to succeed.Alongside him on this panel will be Pinnacle Trading Director Marco Blume, Sportradar Head of Esports James Watson, and Oskar Froberg, Founder of Abios Gaming. HLTV’s Per Lombaek will moderate. Esports Insider: Why did you decide to speak at Betting on Esports this year?Pavol Krasnovsky: As the market maker for esports on Betfair and Matchbook exchanges, we have experienced a long journey when creating the truly automated low-latency infrastructure providing real-time experience for esport betting. We would like to share with the community what we have learned on the way about the most complex sport there is. Also, we can see across the industry that many betting companies perceive the offering of esport odds as a huge challenge. ESI: Where do you see the future of regulated esports betting going? Do you ever see the game publishers working with this industry?Pavol: Esports betting will grow both horizontally and vertically. With live betting, it is just a matter of time till the models will improve sufficiently so the new markets can flourish. There will be more esports titles with larger reach amongst the population capturing even the audience which is not yet interested in existing esports games. A separate chapter for esport betting will be written by mobile games with games such as King of Glory or Clash Royale already making their mark. The integration of odds with streaming services can further provide faster conversion from viewer to punter.Many of the current publishers are from US, where betting is largely prohibited, which may be the cause of their dilemma. Notably, this is even when their counterparties in legacy sports organisations like the NBA or NHL do cooperate. Since there are strong publishers coming from the east, like Tencent or Bluehole, they might use betting to increase the engagement for their titles in Western markets, or globally for that matter. This potential precedent will be interesting to watch, especially if that happens, to see how US tycoons react.ESI: How has the past year been for RTSmunity? How has the landscape changed?Pavol: RTSmunity recorded a fantastic year in many different areas. We have finished the development of low-latency infrastructure to be able to react to development in the game the fastest in the industry and with minimal manual input. We have become the market maker on Betfair and Matchbook. To support all the growth, our team has more than tripled. And there are more things to come in the next couple of months.For us, the key change in landscape has been that more and more companies are open to discussion to better understand the complexity and intriguing nature of esports. The more they understand the comprehensiveness, the better they understand that there are not that many partners meeting all their needs, mainly in the area of esports live odds and risk management.ESI: What can attendees expect to hear from your involvement in the ‘Data, Data, Data’ panel at Betting on Esports in September?Pavol: I would like to share with the community challenges we face and solutions we have developed. Ultimately, the odds given for a live esports market is just one figure. But it keeps changing every couple of seconds. To recalculate it, you need the entire complex process in place: to obtain the data without a delay, to have the dedicated low-latency infrastructure in place, to develop and update the right algorithm. And to push it to clients in no time, since there are punters expecting a real-time online experience. This is the true complexity of online sport with 100+ variables in a nutshell. So, it is not that simple after all. And do not forget esports games have been changing every patch and will continue to do so, whereas the rules in football, for example, have stayed largely the same for years.ESI: Do you see the major potential in regulated esports betting as being P2P?Pavol: P2P betting is feasible as a concept, nevertheless the platform needs to prove itself to be commercially viable. There are still a lot of questions that need to be addressed: trust within the chain, brand recognition, user experience within mixture of odds, balancing of demand vs. offer with probability of counterparty non-existing, settlement risk, etc. In addition, the current discussion splits into two: bets on professional games vs. bets on matches bettors are involved in. For the first group, the key question remains the demand vs. offer ratio. For the latter, it is very likely that some part of the bettors might be minors. In combination with fact that companies involved are looking at the US market, this can be an uphill battle._________________________You can meet Pavol Krasnovsky at next week’s Betting on Sports Conference (#boscon2017) at which he’ll be speaking on the Data, data, data panel as a part of the Betting on Esports event. RTSmunity will also have a stand (A5) in the esports exhibition area. You can reach out prior to the event at [email protected]
Telkom’s microwave telecommunications tower in Bloemfontein, Free State province. (Image: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more freephotos, visit the image library.)MediaClubSouthAfrica.com reporterDespite the worldwide economic crisis, South Africa’s new telecommunications operator Neotel has secured a $4.4-billion (US$455.5-million) loan from a consortium of local lenders to finance the expansion of its network, supporting the continued growth potential of the country’s telecoms market.Launched in 2005 after the liberalisation of telecommunications in South Africa, Neotel has brought much-needed competition to the sector by breaking the monopoly of parastatal telecoms giant Telkom.The consortium financing the deal, announced on 10 December, is made up of Nedbank, Investec Bank, the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the Industrial Development Corporation and the Infrastructure Finance Corporation.“What makes this deal significant is the fact that a limited recourse deal of this size has been concluded … despite the current global economic climate,” says Arun Gupta, chief financial officer of Neotel.The deal concludes a two-year programme to raise long-term financing that has secured R7.5-billion of total funding, replacing all existing bridging finance, made up of a combination of new equity and debt.“On the 12th of December 2006, we signed a bridging finance facility to the value of R2-billion to get the process started of building our network,” says Ajay Pandey, MD and CEO of Neotel.“At that point already we made history as it was the largest non-recourse facility for a start-up telecommunications project in the region, and one of the largest in South Africa then.”Neotel has been aggressively rolling out its new-generation converged network across the country to provide services to its business clients. It launched its consumer services during the course of 2008.“We are still regarded as a greenfield project as there have been a number of false starts in the past,” says Gupta. “The fact that the financial institutions have provided this facility on project finance, limited-recourse terms highlights the belief the lenders have in what Neotel is bringing to the market and that we’re on the right track.”The financing terms will range between seven and 10 years.“The ability to pull off a financing of R4.4 billion under current financial market conditions is testament to both the belief in the offering, which will change the shape of telecommunication services in South Africa, and in the strength of the shareholder grouping, led by Tata Communications Limited of India.” said Mike Peo, head of infrastructure project finance at Nedbank Capital, who has led the process over the past two years.Part of the funding comes from the Development Bank of Southern Africa, an institution set up by the government to finance development projects in the region.“Neotel signifies the momentous changes taking place in telecommunications sector,” says Lucy Chege of the bank.“Neotel will bring positive developmental impact and effectively address government’s key priorities through reducing backlogs in the telecommunications sector thereby improving much needed access to services and enhancing service delivery. This is in line with our objective to support economic growth and development.”Herc van Wyk, managing director of Kagiso Financial Services, Neotel’s financial adviser, said the transaction was a milestone in the current difficult financial markets. When potential financiers were initially approached during the first quarter of 2008, he said, the financial landscape was vastly different, and the fact that a transaction of this magnitude could be signed despite the credit crunch was testimony to the commitment of the parties involved. Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected] articlesInfrastructure development in South AfricaSA internet use skyrockets Better broadband for Africa South African web use surges South Africa’s economy: key sectorsUseful linksNeotelTelkom NedbankInvestec BankDevelopment Bank of Southern AfricaIndustrial Development CorporationInfrastructure Finance Corporation
Ray Maota Brand South Africa’s CEO Miller Matola said the Play Your Part campaign aims to encourage civic participation in making South Africa the right country for all. (Image: Ray Maota) Radio personality DJ Sbu will work with Cheesekids for Humanity to focus on motivating young township residents to achieve their dreams. (Image: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • International Marketing Council of SA +27 11 483 0122 RELATED ARTICLES • Building a thriving nation brand • ‘Make every day Mandela Day’ in 2011 • Bikers hit the road for Mandela Day • Cheesekids ready for Mandela Day Brand South Africa has added its voice to the Mandela Day drive with the launch of Play Your Part, a campaign designed to get all South Africans doing something, whether big or small, to contribute to a better future for all.The initiative was launched at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg on 13 July 2011.Miller Matola, CEO of Brand South Africa, said: “A nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live, and who take action by doing something positive, whether big or small, is good for everyone.“There are a number of stories and real life experiences ready to be told of people and organisations that are making a positive difference – these stories should be told to lift our spirits and inspire everyone to play their part.”Matola said the campaign complements the Mandela Day campaign which is celebrated on Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July, asking people to take 67 minutes of their lives to try and make the world a better place.This year’s theme for the UN-recognised day is “Take Action. Inspire Change. Make Every Day a Mandela Day”.To become active supporters of the Play Your Part movement, visit www.playyourpart.co.za and join the Play Your Part Facebook page.“The ethos and legacy of Nelson Mandela is important for the country and not for a single organisation because it carries the values of what this great nation should be about.“For us it sets an example of what we should do. Therefore it is important that we all contribute towards making a difference in the country,” said Matola.Mandela Day initiativesThe publicity drive promoting Mandela Day kicked off with the launch of Mandela Mondays on 6 June.This drive encourages people to do something worthy for the next individual, the community or the environment in which they live at the beginning of each working week.Cheesekids for Humanity, a youth NGO, will facilitate volunteer work in the major cities of Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town for Mandela Day.It’s targeting 6 700 youngsters to take part in the identified activities, which will take place on 17 July because the following day is not a public holiday.Busses will pick up volunteers up at Innes Free Park in Sandton, Gauteng, to take them to the various volunteer projects.The Bikers for Mandela Day initiative, led by 25 motorcycle enthusiasts, got under way on 11 July. These bikers will donate 67 minutes of their time at seven rural community projects across the country along their 2 200km drive.The team will visit the provinces of Gauteng, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga, as well as Swaziland, before returning to Pretoria on 18 July.
Developers can get more information at the API developer’s guide page.We think data itself is exciting and has the potential to tell many previously unheard stories. We wonder what kinds of apps will be developed using Fusion Tables, and we also wonder where the datasets will come from.What kind of data would you like to see explored and visualized in apps from Fusion Tables developers? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market We also found this cool video from Google engineer Alon Halevy and Pacific Institution president Peter Gleick on the principles of interpreting and using data to solve water problems: Tags:#Google#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A recently released Google Labs product called Fusion Tables allowed users to grab data from spreadsheets, text documents, PDFs and other sources and create compelling, comprehensive visualizations from a merged data set.Google has just announced it’s releasing an API for Fusion Tables. The API integrates with Google Maps, App Engine, Base Data and Visualizations APIs, as well, to allow for motion charts, timelines, graphs and maps with all the data available and running on Google’s infrastructure. The API allows users to upload data from any source, from text files to full databases, and see their data merged and compared in cool visualizations. Surprisingly, that’s not even the best part.Perhaps best of all, for active, dynamic datasets, Fusion Tables is programmatically updated and accessed, so new information is accessible without requiring an admin login to the Fusion Tables site. As data is added or altered, the most up-to-date version will be available as long as the dataset is synced to Fusion Tables.The Fusion Tables API also allows for queries and downloads. It’s built on a subset of SQL. By referencing data values in SQL-like query expressions, developers can find data and download it for use by their app. The application can then do any kind of processing on the data, like computing aggregates or feeding into a visualization gadget.Visualizations of data can be embedded in blogs and other sites all around the web, and attribution remains constant for all the data that is uploaded to Fusion Tables.Another cool aspect of Fusion Tables is its real-time collaboration features. As with Google Docs, collaborators can be invited via email. Multiple people can view and comment on the data, and these discussions show users’ commments and any changes to the datasets over time.For an overview of how Fusion Tables works, check out this demo video that explains how data can be mashed up and graphed: Related Posts jolie odell A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
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World Cup Spain vs Portugal, England vs Belgium & the 10 most exciting World Cup 2018 group stage games Cady Siregar Last updated 1 year ago 00:30 6/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Getty World Cup England v Belgium Senegal v Colombia Portugal v Spain Brazil v Switzerland Germany v Mexico Egypt v Uruguay Brazil Switzerland Spain Colombia Senegal England Belgium Portugal Germany Mexico Uruguay Egypt Goal rounds up some of the most exciting World Cup 2018 group stage fixtures – including Spain vs Portugal and England vs Belgium With the World Cup set to kick off on June 14, Goal rounds up some of the biggest and best clashes to take place in Russia – including Spain vs Portugal which sees the new and old guard of La Furia Roja battle it out against the European champions, and Luis Suarez facing off against Mohamed Salah when Uruguay and Egypt play each other.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Cardiff manager Warnock: I still want striker signingby Ansser Sadiq9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff boss Neil Warnock is still hopeful that he will be able to sign a striker this month.The veteran boss knows that is side must score more goals if they are to remain in the Premier League, having only netted 19 in 21 games so far.”I’d still like another striker, even with the lads that are here, because something like this might happen again,” Warnock said in his press conference. “We’re very thin on the ground in that area and we’ve got to try and get more goals into the team.”Cardiff are only a place and two points off the drop zone.
Ohio State’s 2014 football team received its national championship rings this morning. There are, of course, many benefits to wearing a championship ring: they look cool, they go with everything and they remind people that you are a national champion. There’s a downside, though: they hurt your video-game skills. You know how hard it is to win a FIFA game with this ring on? Feel me @jbbigbear we just take it for granted without it— Joe Burger (@jburgs37) March 27, 2015Perhaps the people who design the national championship rings should figure out a way to make them lighter so it’s easier to score goals in FIFA.
City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts, the non-profit Arts organization that has been reaching out to at-risk children for almost 30 years, is pleased to announce that Max Adler (Glee’s Dave Karofsky, Switched at Birth’s Miles Conroy) will kick off Fresh Focus 2014 – setting in motion two very different online auction websites (Bidding for Good and Charity Buzz) October 1st at noon.He will also kick off the in-person event at The Stagecoach Ranch, Old Topanga Canyon Road, Topanga, CA on Sunday October 19th from 2:30 pm to 5 pm.“As a young man starting out, I joined an amazing talented theater troupe and performed classical plays around Los Angeles,” says Adler. “Several of the troupe knew about Sherry and Bob Jason and City Hearts. I visited the program and saw for myself the amazing talent emerging from their Shakespeare program. I felt that if I could in any way help City Hearts and the hundreds of kids in Los Angeles who otherwise might never be exposed to Art or Shakespeare or Photography or Dancing, I could not help but get involved. As I watch these inner-city students become more confident, opinionated, and talkative – and see the light behind their eyes come back and their zest for life return, I know that they will take this into the world with them. It’s an amazing thing to witness.”Adler has channeled much of his City Hearts energy into his Anti-Bullying campaign. “Through my character on Glee, I have really analyzed bullying under a microscope, and have talked with many experts as well as people who have experienced bullying. City Hearts helps me to bring awareness to kids that it’s totally OK to be who you are and to be original. That if someone is bullying you, it’s because they have their own issues and insecurities. I see a dynamic change as young people go through the various City Hearts programs. Not only are they having an intense artistic learning experience, but they’re also becoming more confident in themselves and in their outlook for the future.”“It is important to me to keep this program alive and growing,” Adler adds. “That’s why I became involved in their yearly Fundraiser – Fresh Focus: The Story Behind the Shot I’ve seen the amazing photography that has been donated. I’m honored to be able to kick off their online auction and will be there to join with both the photographers and photography collectors at the event on October 19th. It promises to be a fun setting and a great afternoon. Most importantly, this is a way to really help and support City Hearts emotionally and financially, so that Sherry and Bob Jason and the wonderful people behind City Hearts can continue to help kids in these incredible Arts programs – and help change their lives for the better and forever.”After over 29 years of working tirelessly to bring the arts to at-risk children, Sherry Jason’s enthusiasm for her work is as fresh as the day, as a new lawyer, she heard a 13-year-old piano prodigy play Mozart by year. A 13-year-old who had just been convicted of murder. It was then that she and her husband Bob formulated the desire to reach at-risk children – before the damage was done. Today, City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts continues to provide free classes in photography, Shakespeare, Dance and Music to Skid Row, Inner City and at-greatest-risk children.For tickets, click here.