President Obama Reveals Lineup For South By South Lawn Festival At White House

first_imgIf Barack Obama wasn’t the most hipster president of the U.S. before, he certainly is now. President Obama recently announced the creation of a new event, South by South Lawn, which combines arts, music, and important discussions on key social issues. Taking place next Monday, October 3rd, Obama has detailed some of the festival’s events, which is being organized in conjunction with SXSW.The fest will see performances by The Lumineers, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, and DJ Beverly Bond, and will also feature Leonardo DiCaprio premiering his new film Before The Flood, which features music from Trent Reznor and Mogwai. SXSL will also include a number of important discussions about change, tackling difficult problems, feeding the hungry, and more.You can see the full program information here. Additional artists are expected to join the lineup, and also the cast of Stranger Things will be on site to curate a student film showcase.last_img read more

Bingham and Allen set for final

first_imgStuart Bingham will face Mark Allen in the final of the Shanghai Masters following a 6-4 win over world number three and home favourite Ding Junhui. In the deciding frame Selby took a 63-0 lead but the world champion ran out of position on the next red and had to play safe, with 75 points left on the table. Allen, who edged past Michael White 5-4 in the last eight, could not clear in one visit when a chance came along but he put together a break of 40 to move back into contention. Selby had another chance to complete victory but missed the pink after potting the final red, and left Allen in to clear up, which he did. Allen was delighted with his fightback, especially against Selby, who has put together a few of his own in the past. “It’s good to get one over on Selby as he does it to so many players,” Allen told World Snooker’s website. “I started poorly so I had to dig deep and I played much better after the interval. In the last frame he looked as if he was going to close out the match in one visit so I’m very happy to pinch it on the last black. “The last four frames was the best I’ve played so far in this tournament, but I can play better and hopefully I’ll do that tomorrow.” Selby was disappointed he could not seal the win after taking such a commanding lead. Press Association The 38-year-old was 3-1 down but won four in a row from seven to 10, finishing with a 97 break to book his place in Sunday’s final. Northern Irishman Allen was 5-2 down in his semi-final with Mark Selby but powered back to 5-5, with the highlight coming in the ninth when Allen put together a 115 break. “Mark didn’t let his head go down at 5-2 and played some good snooker. I had two good chances in the last frame,” he said. “Up to 4-1 I played as well as I have done this week. I felt as if I was in control, but then missed chances and Mark capitalised. “He showed great character and I wish him the best in the final. One ball can turn the match around. I’ve done that to opponents before so I know how it feels.” last_img read more

Dad fired after 8-year-old seen working in Popeyes kitchen

first_imgA viral photograph has led to the firing of a Popeyes employee near Dallas, Texas.In the photo, a boy who appears to be 8-year-old and no taller than four feet is seen preparing the insanely popular Popeye’s chicken sandwich in a restaurant.A customer took a video of the boy wearing a Popeye’s apron while he helped the overworked staff as they struggled to keep up with the chicken sandwich orders.The kid’s father worked at the restaurant in Colony, Texas.The person who took the video told Inside Edition the restaurant was packed at the time.last_img

India Club Open Tennis begins

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: The 21st India Club open Anup Lahoty Memorial Tennis Championship got under way today at the club premises.The Championship was inaugurated by Renu Lahoty, wife of Late Anup Lahoty, in the presence of Abani Baruah, President India Club and Ankush Dutta, Secretary All Assam Tennis Association. 196 players are participating in 7 junior and sub-junior events in the Championship.Also Read: Sports Newslast_img

Epic is paying TONS of money for exclusives dev says

first_img– Shenmue 3 – PlayStation 4 Buy The biggest reason the Epic Games Store is an appealing platform for devs? Money, of course. Epic Games has two major ways it lures developers onto its PC store: upfront cash from signing six- or twelve-month timed-exclusivity deals, and the promise of keeping 88% of revenue from all games sold. Both mechanisms are extremely powerful and attractive for everyone from smaller-scale indie devs like Saber Interactive to mega-million publishers like Ubisoft, Deep Silver, and 2K Games. Exclusivity is the only real advantage the Epic Store currently has over Steam, especially since Epic really doesn’t make very many games any more besides Fortnite updates. Epic won’t stop until it forces Steam to adopt a new revenue split–and it’s forcing change with its Fortnite billions. But how much does Epic pay out for these deals? It paid $2 million for Phoenix Point’s one-year exclusivity. Now Sniper Elite developer Rebellion says Epic is paying quite a bit of cash to snag games for its store. “Generally I think I would prefer not to do exclusives but I understand Epic’s position with it. Quite frankly they are paying through the nose to build their store. All credit to them, it’s fantastic, and we’ll take some of their money, thank you very much,” Rebellion co-founder Jason Kingsley said at a recent Develop event in Brighton, UK. Read Also: Epic’s PC exclusivity buy-ups aim to disrupt 70-30 split Of course we probably won’t know the exact details of each individual contract or deal. In the case of Phoenix Point, Snapshot Games’ deal saw Epic promising a minimum guarantee. “Obviously I can’t go into details about the deal – but it’s for a minimum guarantee – which means Epic will guarantee that we will sell X number of copies. Even if we don’t hit that number, they still pay us,” Snapshot’s community manager said in a Discord chat. Epic certainly has tremendous bankroll to throw around for these kinds of deals. It made $3 billion in profit in 2018 thanks to Fortnite’s monumental success, and despite all its assurances to change PC gaming for the better, the Epic is still a profit-focused company and these exclusives are proven sales-sparkers. TodayYesterday7 days ago30 days agocenter_img $49.94 $49.94 US$49.94 last_img read more

Watch This Tesla Model 3 General Assembly Video

first_imgAnd there’s even that little note on availability, which recently went from 2 countries to 17 with deliveries now underway in Europe.Soon, more countries will be added into the Model 3 mix, like those that have the steering wheels on the wrong side (sarcasm intended).See the Tesla Model 3 spring to life right before your eyes in this slick and quick video from Tesla.Made in California. Available in 17 countries and counting.— Tesla (@Tesla) February 7, 2019 Now available in 17 countries.Sure, it’s just a quick little clip featuring a couple of the processes for assembling the Model 3, but still, it’s entertaining to watch. There are frickin’ Kuka robots putting on wheels. What’s not to like.More Model 3 News Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on February 8, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News Made in California. Available in 17 countries and counting. www.tesla.comA post shared by Tesla (@teslamotors) on Feb 7, 2019 at 9:47am PST First-Ever Tesla Model 3 Delivered In Europe Tesla Model 3 Charges At 117-kW On CCS View this post on Instagram Source: Electric Vehicle News Tesla Model 3 Battery Drain While Parked In Cold For 10 Days: Videolast_img read more