Beyonce is crazy in love with Ethiopia

December 30, 2019

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first_imgBeyonce Knowles joined the millennium celebrations in Ethiopia with a spirited concert in the capital of the Horn of Africa nation. Some 5,000 adoring fans in Ethiopia – a country normally unimpressed by Western music – turned out to see Beyonce. In this country, even teens tend to be loyal to music in the national language, Amharic. But Beyonce got a hysterical welcome when she came onstage. “I want to thank you,” the R&B star told the screaming crowd Saturday evening in return. “You have been one of the best audiences of my lifetime.” In a country where many women wear simple white, cotton dresses, Beyonce wore costumes covered in sequins or shiny, space-age material, from a modern interpretation of a hula girl with shiny black tendrils replacing the grass skirt to a high-necked Victorian-style top paired with sequined hot pants. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Beyonce’s concert was part of Ethiopia’s yearlong celebration of its 2,000th birthday according to its ancient calendar.last_img read more


Angry Birds gets a forcefeedback controller

September 1, 2019

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first_imgRovio is attempting to, and has succeeded for the most part in getting Angry Birds on to every available platform. They’ve even had some help catering to outdated platforms with the game appearing on the Sega Genesis.Lots of platforms means a number of input methods, and Angry Birds on PC/Mac just got new one in the form of a custom force-feedback USB controller.We’ve already seen a USB slingshot created for the game, but this project is a little more advanced. It’s called the Super Angry Birds (SAB) controller, and gives you complete control over the angle and force used to fire the bird out of the slingshot. It even includes a detonator for use with those special birds.To SAB controller was created in a Haptics class at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design by Hideaki Matsui and Andrew Spitz. It brought together a range of technology including a motorized fader more commonly found in an audio mixing console, an electric motor, and an Arduino board.The fader is what slides back and forth to simulate the slingshot on-screen. The electric motor is used to apply an opposing force to catapult the bird and provide the force-feedback. Matsui and Spitz then created a force curve so they could track the force applied and transmit the appropriate input to the game. All programming was done using the visual programming tool MAX.It certainly adds something to the game that you won’t get from the more typical key or touchscreen input. If they could package this controller up into a more compact, cleaner unit, I bet they’d get backing on Kickstarter to ship it.Read more at sound + designlast_img read more


Stern Eisenberg Begins Operations in New States

August 15, 2019

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first_img in Headlines, journal, News Stern & Eisenberg Begins Operations in New States Stern & Eisenberg has announced the firm’s expansion into Tennessee and Alabama. With this expansion, Stern & Eisenberg now operates in twelve states and the District of Columbia. The firm’s other states of service are New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Stern & Eisenberg maintains GSE-compliant, brick-and-mortar operations in each of its twelve states of service and has large, regional processing hubs in Baltimore, Maryland and Warrington, Pennsylvania where the firm is headquartered.“We’re thrilled with the new legal talent that our expansion into Tennessee and Alabama is bringing Stern & Eisenberg and our clients,” Chief Value Officer Kathy Brady said. “The quality of attorneys that are joining our team is an exciting development and adds to our already industry-leading team of legal minds.”As part of the expansion, the firm has announced that Zachary H. Champion, Esq. has joined Stern & Eisenberg’s Alabama office. Champion is an expert on U.S. bankruptcy code and has extensive experience with the federal government, having advised on regulatory, evidentiary, and policy matters. In the firm’s new Nashville, Tennessee office, Stern & Eisenberg has announced Carolee Berasi, Esq. has joined the firm’s Tennessee team. Berasi brings nearly a decade of creditors’ rights experience to her new role with S&E. She is also licensed in Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia where the firm also operates.“Moving into Tennessee and Alabama is a natural fit for Stern & Eisenberg,” said Founder and Executive Steven K. Eisenberg. “Our footprint has grown to meet client demand and to on-board new sources of business across our key practice areas which cover mortgage default, title, real-estate owned (REO) closings, real estate transactional work, litigation, business law, and estate planning and administration. We’re truly a multi-practice law firm and our growing footprint allows us to better meet demand for our services.”An updated firm matrix will be distributed to clients reflecting the new office locations, attorney and non-attorney support staff contact information, and escalation routes for files.The firm is also a member of the Legal League 100, a premier professional association of financial services law firms in the United States, with more than 100 member law firms spanning nearly 50 states and an organic, firm-driven leadership structure. The Legal League 100 is uniquely positioned to drive progress and its mission of leadership, advocacy, and education in the mortgage servicing industry. July 27, 2018 450 Views center_img 2018-07-27 Kristina Brewer Sharelast_img read more