Giants pick up club options on Bumgarner, Sandoval

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–In what will go down as one the least surprising moves of the offseason, the Giants announced Monday that they have exercised the 2019 club option on Madison Bumgarner’s contract.By picking up the option, San Francisco is slated to pay Bumgarner $12 million in 2019 before he’s scheduled to hit free agency next winter.The Giants also elected to exercise infielder Pablo Sandoval’s club option Monday, giving the team another season of control for the versatile utility player.Sandov …last_img read more

Why PayPal Rushed A New Logo To Market

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#David Marcus#e-commerce#logo#Mobile Payments#New PayPal Logo#online payments#Payments#PayPal#PayPal logo Related Posts owen thomas Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting PayPal president David Marcus is in a hurry. He’s got new payments products to roll out—ones that will ease e-commerce, speed up real-world transactions, and spread PayPal’s reach in the apps on your phone.So he’s got a new logo to roll out. Expect to see it a lot of places starting Wednesday—including, for the first time, in your living room, through PayPal’s first-ever American TV advertisements.Hanging Up A New Sign At The StoreWho cares about a new logo, right? It’s easy to see PayPal’s rebranding as an exercise in corporate self-congratulation, the eBay subsidiary breaking its virtual arm patting itself on the back. Admittedly, Marcus has moved quickly on many fronts to fix PayPal’s problems, from its needlessly complex application programming interfaces to its user-surly customer service, as he told the audience at a ReadWriteMix event in January.See also: PayPal’s David Marcus Has A Plan—And It’s So Money 3.0Logos in the digital age aren’t just a matter of the sign at company headquarters, though. Everyone from app developers to online merchants to physical retailers like Home Depot and Jamba Juice to everyday eBay sellers display the PayPal logo to indicate they accept PayPal for payment. As PayPal mounts an aggressive push to refresh existing services and roll out new ones, the old logo was holding it back, Marcus told ReadWrite in an interview.David Marcus greets attendees at the January 2014 ReadWriteMix event at Say Space in San Francisco.“The new in-context checkout experience that we’re rolling out globally [and] a bunch of new experiences across all of our products—as we push all of these experiences out there, we wanted to have a better identity with a new modern design,” Marcus said. “There’s a lot of integration that has to happen at the merchant level as well. We might as well do it at a time when we don’t have to go back to these guys and say, ‘Update your buttons because we have a new identity.’”PayPal = PeoplePayPal’s original white logo got replaced by a blue version in 2007, and was updated with slightly rounder type in 2012. But those changes didn’t address the rise of mobile and the need for a simpler, more compact symbol that worked well on mobile devices, embedded within apps, and on storefronts.The new symbol combines a double-P “monogram” with a modified “PayPal” logotype. The monogram, which Marcus likens to Nike’s distinctive “swoosh,” is meant to allude to people coming together, a major theme of PayPal’s television campaign. It will also become the new icon for PayPal’s mobile app, and appear alone in other contexts as well.“We also wanted to have a shorter form of expression,” Marcus told me. “That gives us a lot more freedom.”PayPal’s thinking here reminds me a bit of the design process Google worked through in 2008 to find a new icon that would display well on mobile phones.Marcus and his team worked with Yves Béhar’s Fuseproject, a design firm that has serviced Jawbone and Nivea, as well as earlier industrial-design projects for PayPal, like its in-store Beacon device and its Here credit-card swiper. The project kicked off in December—a fast timeframe considering the quantity of products and scale of change involved.The new television commercial ads—as well as print, outdoor, and in-store ads—will start running this summer in PayPal’s major markets, including the U.S., Germany and the UK. (It’s not a global first: PayPal had previously run some TV ads in Australia, Turkey and Israel. Australia will also see PayPal’s new ad campaign.)Here’s one of the new commercials:And here’s a visual history of PayPal’s logos:What do you think of the new logo? Take a poll: 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Djokovic says he had ‘medical intervention’ on right elbow

first_imgLATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award01:29Police 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 View comments Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates victory over France’s Gael Monfils during the men’s final tennis match at the ATP Aegon International tennis tournament in Eastbourne, southern England, on July 1, 2017.Serbia’s Novak Djokovic beat France’s Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-4. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRKNovak Djokovic says he had a “small medical intervention” on his bothersome right elbow.The 12-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1-ranked player wrote on Instagram on Friday: “It seems like I am on the good road now to full recovery.”ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Djokovic sat out the last half of 2017 because of problems with his racket-swinging right arm, saying it had been bothering him for more than a year.The 30-year-old Serb made a late decision to enter the Australian Open last month, and then was clearly hampered by the elbow in a straight-set loss to Hyeon Chung of South Korea in the fourth round. Djokovic winced and grimaced throughout and took a medical timeout to have his elbow massaged.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Rookie Mitchell scores 40, Jazz rout Suns AFP official booed out of forum Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Stop The Clot Fitness Event Hosted in Providenciales

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 22, 2017 – Providenciales – The second installment of ‘Stop The Clot’ continued this past Saturday, November 18th, 2017 as residents gathered at the Lower Bight Kid’s Park on Providenciales to participate in the fitness walk, run and cycle event hosted by InterHealth Canada – Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital.The fitness event is dedicated to raising awareness of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE). Participants clad in the color red started their journey on foot and bicycle shortly after 6:00 am along the Lower Bight road towards The Sands Resort roundabout and returned to the Kid’s Park as the finish line. Members from the TCI Cycling Federation embarked on an even longer journey towards Heaving Down Rock in support of the cause.Prizes were awarded to the first male and female runners to complete the route, the youngest person to participate in the race, and the first male and female cyclers to cross the finish line.   The event also featured Soca Aerobic sessions under the direction of Natalie Danclar-Rodney, a well-known local fitness enthusiast.   Complimentary blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and body mass index screenings were also provided to participants at the Providenciales event.During the event, Chief of Medical Services, Doctor Denise Braithwaite-Tennant explained the signs, symptoms and preventative measures associated with VTE and encouraged residents to live healthy lifestyles. An information booth with resources on VTE was also available.A clot in the vein (usually in the leg or pelvis) is known as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and a clot that breaks off and travels to the lungs is known as a pulmonary embolism (PE).   Together, DVT and PE make up Venous Thromboembolism (VTE). One in four people worldwide die of conditions caused by thrombosis.Press Release: interHealth Canada Related Items:last_img read more

San Diego Police increasing traffic safety enforcement

first_img Updated: 6:48 PM , SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The San Diego Police Department is conducting an increased traffic safety enforcement operation Saturday.Officers were on the lookout for “collision causing factors” throughout the city from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.“Routine traffic patrols will focus efforts in trouble spots while special targeted patrols will also be deployed to crack down on drivers and pedestrians who violate traffic laws meant to protect all roadway users,” SDPD Officer Mark McCullough said. “Officers will be looking for traffic offenses made by drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians alike that can lead to life changing injuries.”McCullough said attention will be directed toward drivers speeding, making illegal turns, failing to stop for signs and signals and failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.Police also are looking for pedestrians who cross illegally or fail to yield to drivers who have the right-of-way.Funding for the program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, McCullough said. January 20, 2018 Posted: January 20, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter San Diego Police increasing traffic safety enforcementlast_img read more

Lindsey Buckingham Announces Tour And Solo Anthology

first_img Facebook The GRAMMY-winning songwriter/guitarist will be releasing a greatest hits album and touring North America this fall in supportAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Aug 14, 2018 – 5:39 pm The former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham announced today that he will be releasing Solo Anthology: The Best of Lindsey Buckingham this fall, and touring North America in support of the album. https://twitter.com/LBuckingham/status/1029427791912165377 News Twitter The collection, which will be available Oct. 5 both digitally and as a three-disc set, will include two previously unreleased songs, plus remastered and live versions of Buckingham’s hits spanning his career, from his 1981 solo debut album Law And Order to his 2017 duet album with former-bandmate Christine McVie. A special vinyl version will also be available at a later date.Buckingham began making music with Fleetwood Mac when he and Stevie Nicks joined the band in 1975, helping write many of their hits, including GRAMMY-nominated classic “Go Your Own Way.” Fleetwood Mac, along with Buckingham, was honored as the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year, the first ever band to receive the award.The tour will begin on Oct. 7 in Portland, Ore., with tickets on sale this week. All tickets purchased will include a copy of the new album; to purchase tickets and for more information, visit Buckingham’s website.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Lindsey Buckingham Announces Solo Tour, Anthology lindsey-buckingham-announces-tour-and-solo-anthology Lindsey Buckingham Announces Tour And ‘Solo Anthology’ Email last_img read more

BSE closes points 33758 up on June 24

first_imgBSE closes points 337.58 up on June 24707 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 337.58 up on June 24707 viewsBusinessNew Delhi, June 24 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 337.58 points up to stand at 25,368.90. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 86.85 points up to stand at 7,580.20. Petronet LNG and Gujarat State Petronet Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.73% and 7.58% along with HPCL and Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd. with an increase of 7.10% and 6.97% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include MCX and Piramal Enterprises Ltd. with a decrease of 3.07% and 2.87% along with Marico and Kotak Mah Bank with a decrease of 2.08% and 1.70% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 182.10 points at 15,169.33 while the banking sector is up 261.60 points at 17,534.65 and the realty sector is up 63.62 points at 2,078.65. The Indian currency is down 0.12% at Rs 60.13 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 337.58 points up to stand at 25,368.90. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 86.85 points up to stand at 7,580.20. Petronet LNG and Gujarat State Petronet Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.73% and 7.58% along with HPCL and Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd. with an increase of 7.10% and 6.97% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include MCX and Piramal Enterprises Ltd. with a decrease of 3.07% and 2.87% along with Marico and Kotak Mah Bank with a decrease of 2.08% and 1.70% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 182.10 points at 15,169.33 while the banking sector is up 261.60 points at 17,534.65 and the realty sector is up 63.62 points at 2,078.65. The Indian currency is down 0.12% at Rs 60.13 per dollar.last_img read more

Crumbling plaster cracks exposed in new jail buildings

first_imgNewly built Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj. Photo: Prothom AloIt has hardly been a year since the construction of the new Dhaka Central Jail buildings but the plaster has already started to crumble from the walls.The walls inside become damp at the slightest of rain and several of the doors and windows are falling apart. Many of the power poles are broken, too.The prison authorities are concerned at the state of the new buildings meant for 7,000 inmates.Inspector general of prisons brigadier general Syed Iftekhar Uddin told Prothom Alo, now that the prison is in use, it is evident that the quality of construction work has been extremely poor. “Structural weaknesses are a security risk for the inmates,” he added.During a visit on 15 July, the officials took this correspondent on a tour of the jail, other than to the sensitive areas. A new layer of cement had been applied to the walls of the administration building where the plaster had crumbled off the walls. Cracks on the walls had also been filled.The inside walls become damp during the rain. Broken windows of the prison guard barracks have been repaired. Three iron gates of the three residential buildings for the officers and employees had broken about two months ago. The public works department had repaired these gates. Two buildings for the prisoners have not been used as yet due to use of poor quality construction material.The prison officials said, the doors and windows of two of the buildings for the prisoners cannot even be shut properly. Some doors have bent out of shape. The steps leading up to the platform for hanging are excessively narrow and steep.The visiting room for the prisoners is too narrow. It is impossible to hear anyone speak properly if several people talk in the room.There are 260 power poles within the prison grounds for security. At the slightly gusty wind in April, seven of these fell. Three had fallen before this. The poles which have replaced these are of poor quality and have rusted already. Some of the poles have been propped up with iron pipes.Additional inspector general of prisons colonel Iqbal Hasan sent a letter on 5 April to the home ministry and the planning ministry asking for better quality power poles. The letter stated that these present poles were a security risk and could also cause death. However, nothing has been done.According to sources in the public works ministry, it was the responsibility of the public works department to construct this building at a cost of Tk 406 crore (Tk 4.06 billion).Allegations for shoddy construction work led to the removal of the project’s executive engineer Utpal Kumar from the project. The housing and public works ministry formed a five-member committee to look into the irregularities and faults. The members of the committee visited the jail on 19 July.A senior official of the prisons directorate told Prothom Alo, during the visit the inquiry committee members tapped on one of the walls of the buildings meant for prisoners. The plaster simply crumbled off the wall. The committee suspected that low grade cement and sand had been used.Head of the inquiry committee, housing and public works additional secretary Mohammed Afzal Hossain told Prothom Alo, “We are investigating the matter. We will be able to say what irregularities took place once the investigation is over.” As to when the investigation will be complete, he said, “We have held a meeting and will carry out a visit of the site again, then we will submit a report.”The project to construct the new buildings of Dhaka central jail was taken up in 2006 in Teghria of Rajendrapur. It was to have been completed in June 2011. The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, finally inaugurated it on 10 April last year. On 29 July last year, inmates were transferred there from the old jail at Nazimuddin Road in Dhaka. There are about 7,000 inmates in the new jail at present.Officials of the prison directorate said that 20 construction firms had been appointed for the construction of 30 buildings. Nine buildings were still under construction.Managing director of construction firm Khan and Shams, Abul Kasem, told Prothom Alo, the buildings were constructed two years before the jail was inaugurated. Then the buildings were lying unused. “That is why perhaps the plaster has crumbled,” he argued.Director of the prisons project, joint secretary of the public works and housing ministry Shamsul Alam had admitted to minor faults. He told Prothom Alo, “There is no major fault in the construction. The public works department will fix any of the faults pointed out to them.” Then why did the power poles fall at the slightest gust of wind? He replied, “They were set up quite a long time back, that’s why.”* This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Ayesha Kabir.last_img read more

Drainage Disasters Fixing Houstons Flooding Hotspots

first_imgStephen Costello, Houston’s Flood Czar, at a forum on flooding held by the Center for Houston’s FutureAfter the Tax Day floods, Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner,  appointed Stephen Costello — a former council member and an engineer — to see what the city could be doing better. One thing he’s finding is flood hotspots.“One street, four houses flood all the time,” Costello says of one neighborhood in West Houston.They are neighborhoods where Costello says drainage is so bad that a typical downpour can mean a couple inches of water inside homes.“My next goal is to meet with the (Turner) administration to identify these areas that we need to go in and fix these pockets of problem areas,” says Costello.Costello was speaking to forum on flooding held by the Center for Houston’s Future.Other problems highlighted included the thousands of small detention ponds that can be required to hold rain run-off from housing and commercial development. Mary Anne Piacentini, Executive Director of the Katy Prairie Conservancy, says there’s no oversight of the ponds that some think are critical component in reducing flooding.“Once a development is done, nobody comes back in to make sure you’re doing everything right,” says Piacentini.Says flood czar Costello: “Who’s maintaining them? I have no idea who’s maintaining them. I know the city’s not.”There was agreement at the forum that it’s not just up to the City to do something, but rather there needs to be a regional coordinator for flood projects in the surrounding counties as well. Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:07 Sharelast_img read more

Best face forward

first_imgIt doesn’t take much to look good but one needs to know what features of your face can be hidden or highlighted to give that final stunning effect. Makeup Expert Ishika Tanej, tells you what to do and what not to – depending on your face shape. Oval Shape – As this shape is well-balanced, just use blusher and highlighter to enhance the features.Blusher – Apply the blusher to the ‘apple of the cheeks’ and along the cheekbones.Highlighter – Blend a highlighter above the cheekbone near the outer corner of the eye. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Round Shape – Adding length to the face and slenderising the jawline is required for the round face.Shading – Suck in your cheeks and see where the hollows appear. To slenderize the face, sweep the darker shade of powder into the hollows and down to the chin line.   Blusher – To slenderise the face, apply blusher slightly under the cheekbones and blends towards the ear. This will make the cheeks more defined. To add an illusion of length, apply a bit of blush to your chin and blend well. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixLong/ Oblong Shape – To reduce the length of the face, an illusion of width is required for a long face.Shading – To shorten the face, apply a deeper shade of foundation across the jaw and chin and on the top of the forehead. Apply a little bronzer on the chin and blend well.Blusher – Apply extra blusher on the apple of the cheeks to bring out the cheekbones.Square Shape – Softening the wide corners of the face and adding an illusion of length is required for square face. Shaping – To soften the square angle of the face, sweep the darker shade along the outer edge of the jaw to under the ear. To soften the forehead, shade around the hairline at the upper corners of the square.Blusher – Keep blusher light and soft – you don’t need hard definition. Place the blusher on the ‘apple of the cheek’ and blend softly out towards the hairline, following the cheekbone – this will soften the face and make it appear more oval.Rectangular Shape – Cutting extra width from all corners of the face and make it appear more oval is what you should aim for. Shading  – By using  a darker shade of the foundation cut the edges on the forehead and jawline. Blusher – Apply the blusher on the apple of your cheeks towards the hairline in a straight sweep. Heart-shaped – Narrowing the width of the forehead and adding width to the chin and jaw line are required for a heart-shaped face.Shading – Shade the face at the temples to narrow the top part of the face. Avoid any shading in the hollows of the cheeks or the lower part of the face.Blusher – Apply the blusher to the apples of the cheeks – this will bring the focus up to the centre of the face, away from the chin.Highlighter – Apply the highlighter to the chin and around the jawbone – this will help to balance the face.   Inverted – Triangle Shape – Giving an illusion of length and adding width to the forehead are required for a triangular face.  Shading – A deep colour foundation should be applied on the sides to minimise the width of the jaw and to achieve a slender look,Blusher – Apply blusher to the cheekbones and blend towards the jaw line.Pear Shape – Here we aim at making small forehead appear broader and giving more oval look to the face. Shading – Use a darker shade of foundation to cut width from your jawline. On forehead, apply a lighter shade on the edges to add width. Blusher – Add volume to your cheeks by applying blusher on your cheeks that matches your skin tone with an angular sweep.last_img read more