CUB launches West Coast Eagles beer cans after premiership win

first_imgCUB launches West Coast Eagles beer cans after premiership winPosted By: Jules Scullyon: October 17, 2018In: Alcohol, Beverage, Industries, PackagingPrintEmailAB InBev-owned Carlton & United Breweries has released limited-edition cans of its Carlton Mid beer to celebrate the West Coast Eagles’ Australian Football League premiership victory.The cans mark the Eagles’ Grand Final five-point win over Collingwood which took place last month. Decked out in the club’s iconic blue and gold, the cans feature key match details including the final score along with the famous club song.They will be on sale at retailers across Western Australia, with stock expected to sell out within a couple of weeks.West Coast Eagles player Luke Shuey said: “The premiership was a special come-from-behind victory and this is a great way to commemorate it. The West Coast boys will be pretty impressed they’ve had a beer made in their honour and I’m sure the cans will keep their celebrations going for a while yet. Plus it’s exciting that the fans can have something to share with us all in celebrating the win.”Carlton & United Breweries regional sales director for Western Australia Danny Savage said: “We’re delighted to deliver this fitting tribute to what was an absolutely legendary performance by the boys.“Carlton Mid is an especially popular beer in WA, which is why we’ve chosen it as the commemorative brew. They’re going to sell out quickly. If you’re an Eagles fan who enjoys a beer, I’d make sure you don’t miss out.”Share with your network: Tags: AB InBevAustraliaCarlton & United Brewerieslast_img read more

Im a popularist Trump struggles with Bannons coaching in Woodward book

first_imgHere’s Bannon describing his efforts to reconcile with the Republican establishment during the general election campaign: “I reached out and sucked Reince Priebus’ dick.” (Before his job with Trump, Priebus was chairman of the Republican National Committee.)In one scene, the former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, the original head of Trump’s presidential transition team, scolds Bannon for enabling Trump’s worst instincts. “Bannon half-wanted to say, ‘You fat fuck, let’s throw down right here,’” Woodward writes.When the president moves into the White House, however, Woodward reports, the campaign infighting morphs into a process of haphazard policymaking on issues as urgent as whether to send more troops to Afghanistan or Syria, or to withdraw from the Paris climate accords.In those areas, Ivanka Trump held particular sway, Woodward writes:“Priebus would be meeting in his office with a handful of aides from the economic team and the National Economic Council for 15 minutes and in would walk Ivanka. She would sit down and often say nothing.“Who is this person? Priebus marveled. What is she doing?” Trump dismisses Bob Woodward’s book: ‘Lies and phony sources’ … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. This article is more than 10 months old ‘I’m a popularist’: Trump struggles with Bannon’s coaching in Woodward book Share on WhatsApp Paul Manafort Pinterest US politics Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images Wed 5 Sep 2018 19.39 EDT Last modified on Thu 6 Sep 2018 12.00 EDT Support The Guardian Jared Kushner Share via Email Ivanka Trump Reince Priebus Share on Pinterest Trump administration Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Since you’re here… Share on Twitter Ivanka Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, made a few stabs at brokering a deal on immigration reform with congressional leaders, Woodward reports, and he seems to have waded into, and then mostly out of, Middle East policy.But Kushner’s main role in the campaign was to help make spending decisions for his father-in-law, to which the answer was almost always “no”, according to Fear.“He doesn’t have a lot of cash,” Kushner is quoted as saying. In March, Forbes magazine put Trump’s net worth at $3.1bn.Melania Trump, the president’s wife, is described as being devoted to her son, Barron – and adamantly opposed during the campaign to appearing on television at her husband’s side as part of damage control after the publication of an Access Hollywood tape in which he described groping women “by the pussy”.“‘Not doing that,’ Melania said in her Slovenian accent, dismissively waving her hand,” Woodward writes. “‘No way. No, no, no.’”The book bursts with frustrated aides, bewildered cabinet members, blindsided staffers, and a passel of senior policymakers who have not been reticent in airing their extremely low opinions of the current president. Twitter Tom McCarthy Sign up to receive the top US stories every morning This article is more than 10 months old Read more Topics Steve Bannon listens as Donald Trump speaks during a meeting shortly after he took office.Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Ever since the first passages of Woodward’s book emerged on Tuesday, a week ahead of its official release, Trump has been playing defense, tweeting statements of denial by his secretary of defense (who compares Trump to a “fifth- or sixth-grader” in the book) and his chief of staff (who calls Trump an “unhinged” “idiot” in the book).The president has dismissed the book as “lies”.Woodward, the extremely decorated Washington Post reporter, has written multiple books about every White House going back to Bill Clinton, including a trilogy called Bush at War. His book All the President’s Men describes his investigation with his colleague Carl Bernstein of the Watergate affair, which led to Richard Nixon’s resignation.In Fear, a copy of which was obtained by the Guardian, Woodward describes a chaotic White House in which policymaking comes down to desperate thefts by staffers of documents from the president’s desk, decisions by military leaders to ignore the president and Ivanka Trump’s whims.Woodward based his book on anonymous sources seeming, from the composition of many scenes, to include the former National Economic Council director Gary Cohn, the former chief of staff Reince Priebus and the former chief strategist Bannon.The book is rich with scenes from inside the Trump campaign as well as the White House, including the moment when Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, convicted of eight felony fraud counts last month, was challenged to explain a reported $12.7m in cash payments from a Ukrainian political party.The payments were exposed by a New York Times investigation that Manafort had known about for two months without bothering to mention it to anyone else inside the campaign. When confronted, he said, according to Woodward: “I had expenses.” Email Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Donald Trump Before Donald Trump ran for president, he needed to build his political vocabulary. And so it was in an early meeting with Steve Bannon – in 2010, when Trump was considering a presidential run to unseat Barack Obama – that Trump encountered the concept of populism.In a scene captured in the journalist Bob Woodward’s new book Fear: Trump in the White House, Bannon told Trump that he (meaning Trump) was for the common man, against crony capitalism and insider deals.“I love that,” Trump said, according to Woodward’s account. “That’s what I am, a popularist.”Woodward completes the scene:“‘No, no,’ Bannon said. ‘It’s populist.’“‘Yeah, yeah,’ Trump insisted. ‘A popularist.’” Jared Kushner claims boss lacks cash and Melania Trump refuses to defend her husband in a tale of infighting and confusion At the center is the man himself, congenitally insecure, narcissistic, thin-skinned, compulsive, venal and dishonest. Woodward’s book describes how the president has handled calls to military parents whose children were killed in the course of duty. He lies to them, Woodward reports:“‘I’ve got a record here,’ Trump said. ‘There are reports here that say how much he was loved. He was a great leader.’“Some in the Oval Office had copies of the service records. None of what Trump cited was there. He was just making it up.”Bannon’s first impression of Trump is described as “Archie Bunker, but a really focused Archie Bunker”. But Cohn’s estimation of the president, as reported by Woodward, is simpler: “a professional liar”. @TeeMcSee Facebook news Donald Trump Shares273273 Share on Facebook Read more Share on Facebook ‘I’m a popularist’: Trump struggles with Bannon’s coaching in Woodward book Trump cries ‘treason’ as senior official attacks president in anonymous NYT op-ed This article is more than 10 months old Reuse this contentlast_img read more

The Warriors gamble their soul as they swap Oakland for San Francisco

first_imgThe Warriors gamble their soul as they swap Oakland for San Francisco Golden State Warriors Share on Facebook Report @DevinGordonX | Pick Share on Facebook Share irbaboon Share on Twitter Facebook Close report comment form 8 Apr 2019 20:52 Loading comments… Trouble loading? 3 4 Are the Warriors’ brogrammer army the most hated fans in sports? Report collapsed 28 29 Reply Twitter Facebook … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. The article is quite ridiculous (as in ridiculously overblown) in two important respects. One is that it fails to mention that the Warriors always had a precarious relationship with Oakland. They were originally a Philadelphia team. That is where the legendary Wilt Chamberlain started to play for them, that is where they first became an NBA powerhouse for a period. They moved to the West Coast as part of a geographical realignment of the league – to spread the entertainment a bit more evenly across the US. (The same realignment took the Lakers to LA from Minnesota – making their name comical in the process.) And guess what, the plan at the time was to the take the Warriors to San Francisco. They actually played 10 seasons (1962-1971) there before ending up in Oakland. It is no accident that they never became the ‘Oakland Warriors’. They took a name that references the state of California, as opposed to the city they played in. It clearly shows that they were never completely settled on staying in Oakland in the long run, and they always laid claim to a San Francisco fan base as well. So, I do not quite know what ‘soul’ they gamble with a move to San Francisco. The other point is that they move literally just across the bay. San Francisco and Oakland are very different in many respects but they are part of a single, tightly integrated urban area. The article make comical fuss about a move that covers less than 15 miles. Share on Facebook Facebook Share Report Share on Facebook Share on Facebook 2 Reply Share on LinkedIn Reply Show 25 Share on Facebook Reuse this content,View all comments > Share Order by oldest newest 6 7 Share 4 5 Share on Facebook Please select Personal abuse Off topic Legal issue Trolling Hate speech Offensive/Threatening language Copyright Spam Other irbaboon detroitgalaxy500 Share on Twitter cozumel Share on Facebook Twitter 1 2 Reply eezysqueezy 8 Apr 2019 21:28 8 Apr 2019 16:44 DalySFO Share on Facebook Reply Reply Reply Report Share Report They could always carpool, then they get access to the carpool lanes which can save a lot of time in the sometimes endless line to get on the Bay Bridge. Twitter Report 8 Apr 2019 23:01 8 Apr 2019 19:56 32 33 So Yoda is a warrior fan? Reply Report Devin Gordon 0 1 Share on Twitter Twitter Share on Twitter Share Reply | Pick paul939 8 Apr 2019 22:10 8 Apr 2019 19:23 19 20 Facebook 8 Apr 2019 23:11 Nothing, it’s entirely privately financed. That’s the only reason it was built in San Francisco at all. Twitter heymac Share Tyeng12 Facebook Share TaxmanCometh magic2worthy Share on Twitter Share i mean, we all know that california is a blessed land of milk and honey. but to hear that the avocado actually grows on the toast, just sits there tenderly waiting to be gently picked and savoured by whomever of god’s chosen happens to wander past – wow. what a time & place to be alive. | Pick Facebook Facebook Twitter Share Twitter 0 1 Share on Twitter 8 Apr 2019 17:29 0 1 I think you may have misunderstood the author’s intention in using that phrase. Or, in local vernacular, whoosh. Twitter Twitter | Pick Facebook Share on Twitter Share Facebook Report Twitter Reply Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter Share on Twitter Report Share on Twitter Report 1 2 | Pick Report timmit San Francisco Share on Facebook Share on Facebook 0 1 Reply Oracle Arena is one of the loudest venues in the NBA.Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images 8 Apr 2019 22:37 Facebook GTraveler Reply 8 9 Reply How much is the taxpayer paying for this relocation? Facebook 8 Apr 2019 17:06 Facebook Twitter TORO1 8 Apr 2019 22:13 Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter I really could have done fine not seeing the angry-looking Bobby Knightish fan wearing flip-flops in the picture. Who the heck wears flip-flops to a professional sporting event – especially someone with NBA front row seats wearing a $400 iWatch? Probably some rich silicon valley tech guy and his idea of leisure attire. WRONG! 0 1 Twitter Deepfryer ID7711651 oldest Facebook 8 Apr 2019 20:53 Share on Facebook Reply Facebook Share on Facebook Reply Share on Twitter paul939 irbaboon Report Report horza226 Report Share on Twitter You know there is a ferry there now? At least according to Google Maps so it must be true. Reply 3 4 8 Apr 2019 18:48 Facebook Arthur Li Maxallegri Share on Messenger Report Share on Twitter Reply 8 Apr 2019 19:26 Reply features | Pick Reply Facebook Share All fans are bandwagon fans, unless they’ve been fans literally since the team’s inception. . Share | Pick Share on Twitter Reply Twitter Share on Twitter OutOfHampshire Facebook Report Share | Pick Show 3 more replies Share on Twitter 0 1 Share on Twitter Report Reply Facebook Show 1 more reply Facebook Share on Facebook CoolChicagoRob Facebook Facebook Report Massaniello | Pick Maxallegri GTraveler VirgilCaine Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share thedisciple516 Share 1 Share on Facebook | Pick Reply Golden State Warriors Facebook Share on Twitter 8 Apr 2019 20:55 Share on Twitter Report 9 Apr 2019 0:30 Share on Twitter | Pick Share on Twitter Report JanP Jones Report Share on Facebook San Francisco – wealthy, impenetrable, white The ‘white’ bit of this assessment is so far off that even I as an Irish man who doesn’t live in the states can see it. That’s an absolutely Textbook Courtside these days: Douchey Tech Guy – CheckTrophy Wife – CheckOld Rapper – CheckInsta ‘Influencer’ – Check Reply Share on Facebook Facebook 8 Apr 2019 17:00 Share Share 33 34 Share on Twitter Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Report Reply 8 Apr 2019 22:54 The demographic of Oakland has changed with in 2010 just under 30% African American. It that is not the story. Rents for a two br apartment in Oakland are running $2k a month; these people are not going to games unless they are employed as staff. | Pick Share | Pick Share on Facebook Fans of Woolwich tried to block it, residents in Islington opposed it … but the owner spent a few hundred million in today’s money making it happen, and then bought his way into the top tier from the second. So not really sure of your point. “the Warriors’ departure for San Francisco – wealthy, impenetrable, white; everything Oakland isn’t – may be the more painful exit of the two.”” San Francisco, as of the 2010 Census is 48% white, 33% Asian and an additional 20% of the community is Latino and African American. Less than half of the population is white. San Francisco’s mayor is a black woman. Their two state assembly representatives are Asian men. Their state senator is a white guy I guess, but he’s Jewish. Why are you whitewashing non-whites and avoiding doing the work of a 3 second google search?? JanP Jones Twitter Twitter Share on Twitter | Pick 33 34 | Pick Share on Facebook | Pick Share Share on Facebook I wonder what the discussions were when “Woolwich Arsenal” moved across the river after becoming “Arsenal”. Maybe people had other things to worry about at the time, WW1 for example. | Pick Share on Facebook Facebook Show 2 more replies averyman Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Reply bit harsh on curry there i think | Pick Share on Twitter 9 Apr 2019 0:18 2 3 Twitter Twitter Facebook Share on Facebook 8 Apr 2019 22:31 The Warriors leaving Oracle will hurt in Oakland, but the Warrior fan base is the Bay Area – not Oakland. Having the Warriors there may have been the source of community pride, but they were never the “Oakland Warriors”. It fact research where the “Golden State Warriors” name originated and you will find a team that at times considered playing some of its “home” games in San Diego. 8 Apr 2019 23:41 Reply irbaboon Unrepentant7 Facts and the Graun are just nodding acquaintances! Ggreene1847 Twitter Share I can see both sides. SF is less than 50% white, so it’s not accurate to portray it as an all-white city. But there are some legitimate concerns here. Oakland is 28% black, compared to SF which is only 6% black. Will the Raider’s black fans still care about the team after the move to SF? SF has a much higher % of Asian Americans than Oakland – but, do they care about football? There is hardly any Asian representation in the NFL. SF is 15% Hispanic, compared to 25% in Oakland. Report Twitter 3 4 JudeUSA Read more Franchises relocate all the time, but what Golden State are doing this summer by moving across the Bay Area matters in ways that go beyond sports Report Dzomba One third of San Francisco is Asian. Twitter 8 Apr 2019 21:46 Facebook Share 7 8 | Pick Facebook Report 13 14 4 5 8 Apr 2019 18:55 Reply Reply 8 Apr 2019 20:39 9 Apr 2019 2:56 eezysqueezy Report DalySFO No, there’s a long history in SF of intentionally removing blacks through eminent domain, redlining and intentionally ramming freeways through neighborhoods. See Geary Blvd, Western Additionhttp://sfredevelopment.blogspot.com/2006/01/geary-boulevard-sfs-great-wall-of.html Same stuff as everywhere else… block busting, white flight battles (see Palo Alto vs East Palo Alto, etc. Funny how no one in SF remembers this when they go to lecture everyone… locally harvested avocado toast Share Share Share on Facebook 16 17 Reply Twitter hmm. i think one of us has misunderstood something, for sure. JakeInSF | Pick 8 Apr 2019 19:20 Share on Twitter Share on Twitter eezysqueezy Facebook Reply Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Maxallegri Twitter | Pick According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the Warriors front office know this is a real issue and are looking for ways to minimize the inconvenience. Good luck. It’s a bridge. And it may seem like a tiny thing, but how many superstars do you think enjoy hour-long commutes in both directions 50 times a year? Is it going to stop an All-Star free agent from choosing Golden State? Of course not. But it may make that player want to move on sooner. And it may contribute to the slow erosion of the Warriors’ feelgood era until all that’s left is another clock-punching excellence machine.The binding force is Curry. He’s the constant, the figure that the Warriors are counting on to help bridge this literal and metaphorical divide separating the franchise’s past from its future. Curry’s indispensability will only increase with Durant’s likely flight from the Bay Area before the Chase Center opens. And if he does leave, it’ll make the arena’s opening night on 4 September an even bigger deal than it would have been if he’d stayed. It’ll be the debut of the reborn Warriors, liberated from all that KD angst – the perfect galvanizing force for a likely threepeat champion in need of a new mountain to conquer.This is the best possible outcome for the Chase Center’s debut: that it is less about the arena, and more about Steph Curry. The arena will get the headlines, but the subtext will be that this is Steph’s team again, Steph’s town again – his towns, the fancy one and the abandoned one – and at least on the surface, all will be fine. Because there’s a simple truth in sports, and it will apply here even for a fanbase whose feelings of a betrayal may never go away: winning solves everything. Get a boat? Report thedisciple516 Facebook Report Dane Sanzen 1 2 2 3 Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Facebook This is about an NBA team moving and has nothing to do with the NFL or the Raiders, no offense intended. Show 1 more reply OutOfHampshire | Pick Share on Pinterest Ted_E_Tedderson Twitter 8 Apr 2019 21:43 There is no precedent in American pro sports for the relocation that the Golden State Warriors will make this summer from Oracle Arena, their unlovely yet beloved home in Oakland for the past 47 years, to the $1bn Chase Center, located across the bay near downtown San Francisco and stocked with all the amenities that 21st century sports fans supposedly require (luxury suites, locally harvested avocado toast) and that 21st century superstar athletes definitely require, like locker rooms that don’t flood.For one thing, the Warriors are the first of two pro franchises that the city of Oakland will lose in the next 12 months. The Raiders will be right behind them, relocating to Las Vegas in 2020. And yet, even though the Raiders are leaving the state entirely, the Warriors’ departure for San Francisco – wealthy, impenetrable, white; everything Oakland isn’t – may be the more painful exit of the two.Don’t say that in the presence of a Raiders fan unless you want your head split with a pole axe, but the fact is, the Raiders have already left once (for Los Angeles) and as long as Al Davis’s nitwit son owns the team there’s no reason to think they won’t be back. After all, this wouldn’t be the first shotgun marriage in Vegas to go wrong in a hurry.What’s really unusual here is the combination of a team with a legendarily rabid fanbase at once staying close to home and moving to another world entirely. The Warriors are moving from a place (Oakland) where everyone is a Warriors fan to another place (San Francisco) where everyone is a Warriors fan – but something much more elemental about the team is going to change along with the zip code. In true Silicon Valley fashion, Golden State’s relocation – they played their final regular season game at the Oracle on Sunday night – is like gene therapy, a rewriting of the core DNA of a franchise that forged its identity in Oakland and in direct opposition to what its fancy new home represents. Facebook Share on Twittercenter_img HollywoodPass 8 Apr 2019 23:54 Report “Warriors front office know this is a real issue and are looking for ways to minimize the inconvenience. Good luck. It’s a bridge. And it may seem like a tiny thing, but how many superstars do you think enjoy hour-long commutes in both directions 50 times a year?” | Pick Share on Facebook Report Share on Twitter The right-wing billionaires of Silicon Valley get their way again. It may sound sad, it may sound funny, but that’s what people do for money. 8 Apr 2019 21:49 Share on Facebook | Pick Sign in or create your Guardian account to recommend a comment Share on Twitter Reply Twitter Twitter | Pick Twitter Share on Facebook At least those spurs fans remember them winning the league. Reply Report Share on Facebook Share on Facebook It was a great home crowd before ticket prices drove out a lot of the old school fans who had been there during the lean years.Now it’s nothing special. | Pick Twitter 8 Apr 2019 21:18 Share Twitter 8 Apr 2019 21:40 Share on Facebook Facebook San Francisco is not lily white. San Francisco has residents from all over the world and is highly multi racial and multi ethnic. It has a large Asian, mostly Chinese population, a sizable Latino population and a sizable African American population. The current mayor is an African American woman, and her late predecessor was Chinese American. True, it is a very expensive place to live in, now more than ever because it has become part of Silicon Valley, which was once limited to Santa Clara Valley to the south, but now includes San Francisco, San Mateo County and a couple of other adjacent counties, but it is definitely not a lily white city. Share 0 1 Kluivert95 Share on WhatsApp Share Share on Facebook 2 8 Apr 2019 19:36 Kluivert95 8 Apr 2019 19:46 Report Share 8 Apr 2019 21:52 Facebook Reply 3 4 Share on Twitter Reply Twitter Report joe5000 | Pick Report 4 5 The NBA has always been a business. 8 Apr 2019 23:08 detroitgalaxy500 Twitter Yep with deep pockets.I recall the everyday person used to go, but that was back in the day. Today a lot of Lux Cars & hired drivers dropping off fans – 880 & Oakland frightens them.As soon as Kerr & Curry are gone, so will the fans will fly away too. Share Who wouldn’t want to cruise to a game on a semi-private yacht? Even if there were a few hundred fans sharing the ride with you. 2 3 Threads collapsed 52 53 Facebook 14 15 Twitter Since you’re here… Twitter Facebook Share Email (optional) Dane Sanzen Share on Facebook Share 50 Report Reply 6 7 8 Apr 2019 18:19 Reply 1 Share on Facebook Facebook Oh come on people. This San Francisco isn’t the interesting San Francisco of the past. Its really turned into one giant safe affordable suburb full of yummy vegan food and craft brews. I enjoy it. Ha ha ha San Francisco “Diversity”… you weasels are trying to get in the Asian population (35%) as your “diversity” because the city has chased and/or priced everyone else out. The fact of the matter is that San Francisco systematically and purposefully destroyed the black neighborhoods. San Francisco did everything possible to send blacks to Oakland. The black population of the city is falling, falling, falling. San Francisco was more successful in driving out blacks than Chicago and Boston. Now they get the Warriors? horza226 Share Share Twitter Reason (optional) Share on Facebook Share on Facebook 5 6 Share Okay, but the important question is: what the heck is going on in the photo? Report DalySFO Reply Share on Facebook Report Facebook And, “from a niche league with a primarily African American fanbase”. I have been an NBA fan for more than 40 years and am fairly certain there was never a time it had a primarily African American fanbase. Share on Facebook Topics Also San Fran has a reputation of being far from Impenetrable if anything its synonymous with high levels of penetration Share on Twitter Reply Share on Facebook Share Share on Twitter 16 17 Ted_E_Tedderson Report Deepfryer 3 4 Twitter All those kids and families are millionaires??? It’s a fantastic story of upward social mobility for POC too. Amazing. Facebook Sorry there was an error. Please try again later. If the problem persists, please contact Userhelp Not so, SF and Oakland have same issue Blacks: older generation home owners either sell or die then their children sell. Sad , painful fact. Two stories parents died: one own Triples near GG park, kids kept it doing well: other owned 3 houses, SF, Oakland; exiting funeral the selling noise was louder than the mourning Read more 8 Apr 2019 17:38 Report 100 Twitter Report 6 7 | Pick paul939 Reply Support The Guardian TaxmanCometh Twitter Share on Twitter Report Share horza226 Twitter 8 Apr 2019 20:29 Show 1 more reply That was a joke some critics didn’t get….on purpose. Comments 89 Facebook CoolChicagoRob | Pick Share on Facebook The Warriors gamble their soul as they swap Oakland for San Francisco Silicon Valley billionaires don’t tend to live in SF. They play in SF and live in Hillsdale, Atherton, Palo Alto, and Los Altos. If they had a say in where a team lands it would be Santa Clara. QueenVictoria Reply Twitter Share on Twitter Share | Pick 8 Apr 2019 22:07 8 Apr 2019 19:21 Share on Twitter Share timmit Tyeng12 Reply Reply Flynnie 7 8 | Pick Report Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Twitter gingerjon Massaniello 25 Report Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share Share via Email 8 Apr 2019 20:40 Twitter Reply | Pick CoolChicagoRob Report Share Only 15 miles or about 5 BART stops. Wouldn’t be surprised to see a “fan ferry” service begin to cross the bay for home games. Twitter Share on Twitter 2 3 lily-white San Francisco White: 41% Asian: 34.3% African Americans: 5.3% Native Americans: 0.4% Pacific Islanders: 0.4% Other: 6.6% Two or more: 5.1% Hispanic or Latino of any race: 15.3% C’mon this taints the whole article. I’m sure there’s one or two good points in there worth reading. Last modified on Mon 8 Apr 2019 14.44 EDT Reply Share This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our community standards. Replies may also be deleted. For more detail see our FAQs. Share on Twitter 7 8 Share on Twitter The “white” label on San Francisco is inaccurate as there are more non-whites in the city than whites. horza226 Share on Twitter | Pick Facebook Reply techn0phobe 8 Apr 2019 21:59 Cynthia Almy Savage Share on Facebook Report eezysqueezy Facebook | Pick | Pick Share on Facebook All | Pick Twitter Dane Sanzen unthreaded Reply VirgilCaine | Pick Abiatha Swelter Twitter Report Twitter Share Let’s be honest onlyMillionaires go watch the warriors , so expensive the tickets are . They can still get an Uber luxury ride to the other side of the bay Share via Email be sure, warriors, to wear some flowers in your hair. Twitter Report 31 32 Facebook Reply GTraveler 3 4 9 Apr 2019 0:28 Reply Share on Twitter Share on Twitter 8 Apr 2019 22:32 2 3 Report Share on Twitter Share Reply Share Share Facebook | Pick | Pick Share Share | Pick Report bullness That’s why we have GMO food. bobj1156 bobj1156 TDR1 | Pick Share on Facebook Facebook 14 15 Facebook | Pick Twitter CoolChicagoRob 8 Apr 2019 22:47 Share on Twitter Steph Curry thinks the moon we did not go to it. Reply Share on Facebook Why are you whitewashing non-whites and avoiding doing the work of a 3 second google search?? I’d guess because it fits better with the guardian identity politics narrative that ‘white’ San Fransisco stole ‘black’ Oakland’s team. Facebook Report Facebook Reply Share on Twitter | Pick Well I sometimes see Tottenham fans who I can only imagine must be at least 110 years old making references to it, so I’m not sure people have ever shut up about it. | Pick 0 1 The Oracle is the league’s oldest arena, and possibly its loudest. When the Warriors depart, they will leave behind some cherished, but ultimately replaceable, details – like the tunnel from which Steph Curry used to launch his fan-favorite shootaround-ending bombs. It will be harder to replace the deafening frenzy that helped the Warriors pull off one of the the few No8-seed-over-a-No1-seed upsets in NBA playoff history, over the Dallas Mavericks in 2007.What’s more, the story of the Warriors is inextricably linked to Oakland’s racial and political fabric at a key moment in post-civil rights USA, not to mention in the NBA’s evolution as a league, both on the court (Nellieball!) and off it, from a niche league with a primarily African American fanbase to what it is now: the most dynamic league in America, led by Curry, a superstar whose mere physical appearance – light skin, boyish smile – reflects for many black NBA fans the gradual whitening of the league and the erosion of the game’s inner-city roots. And nothing – nothing – drives that feeling home for the city of Oakland like their Warriors leaving for upscale, IPO-inflated, impenetrably expensive, lily-white San Francisco.The truth is, stadiums haven’t been an especially egalitarian place for a long time. Warriors ticket prices have risen each of the last three years, which, yes, sucks – but it’s also inevitable when a team gets not just good but historically dominant. There tends to be a kind of “what about the children” concern for kids who now can’t afford that magical trip to the ballpark, or to a Warriors game. But guess what? Most of us never could!And yet, in this particular case, with this particular team, something is being lost that goes way beyond better sightlines. The closest historical precedent is a move that didn’t wind up happening, in the early 2000s, when the Yankees came very close to moving out of the Bronx for an elevated stadium above some dormant railroad tracks on the far west side of Manhattan. It fell apart for all kinds of reasons, though, not least the threat of armed mutiny from the north, and it’s almost impossible to imagine now what the Yankees would’ve lost if they’d left the Bronx.The Warriors are doing it, though, and for the Oakland-based fans, it’s akin to watching your first love move on to someone richer, taller, and more attractive but agreeing to remain friends, go to their wedding, and watch them raise a family, knowing all the while that they’ll never have what you had.There is also one genuine basketball-related consequence to the Warriors’ relocation: the Oracle facilities were awful, yes – but they were convenient for the players. With the notable exception of Kevin Durant, who lives in downtown San Francisco, at least for now, most of the Warriors have homes with their families in the East Bay and they do not intend to move. Getting to San Francisco is a rough commute – the Bay Bridge is in between – and unless the Chase Center adds a helipad, there’s no avoiding it. Curry, in fact, recently joked about on a podcast that he might have to “pull a Kobe,” and chopper in. “That commute on the bridge…,” he said, his voice trailing off. “If I had to bet, someone is going to be late to a game.” Share on Twitter | Pick Reply ColonelBlimpyBoy | Pick 8 Apr 2019 18:46 8 Apr 2019 21:09 Reply Twitter Share on Twitter | Pick Facebook The writer described San Francisco as ‘lily-white’. People have correctly outlined that this is, in fact, not true. There is no question that the black population of San Francisco has declined and that San Francisco has changed. I don’t think people are debating that. However, pretending that a significant portion of the population does not count as ‘diverse’ simply because they are not the ‘diversity’ that you apparently prefer is disingenuous. Report 8 Apr 2019 20:19 Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Facebook 53 54 Reply | Pick Twitter irbaboon Report Share on Twitter Show 1 more reply | Pick Report With an average ticket price of 240 dollar for a game (up from sub 100 5 years ago) this team already moved to Silicon Valley a while ago. Disgusting pricing, from being a peoples sport basketball has become a spectacle for the rich only (nobody earning 10/20 bucks an hour can go see their team at these prices more then once a year). The fact this article ridicules this is sad. Dane Sanzen Report Report 2 3 But you have to think what percentage of each demographic will be able to afford to go to Warriors games in San Francisco? Probably a lot more white than those figures suggest. Share The Raiders helped unite the divisions in Oakland. What happens when they leave? 1 2 Oakland | Pick Share | Pick Dzomba Twitter Share | Pick OutOfHampshire recommendations 8 Apr 2019 23:17 comments (89)Sign in or create your Guardian account to join the discussion. 1 2 Twitter Yep. Ferry over would be superb Report The warriors have acquired a lot of bandwagon fans over the past few years, so this is nothing new. Share | Pick Share OutOfHampshire Twitter Shares223223 8 Apr 2019 23:46 expanded Facebook 8 Apr 2019 17:14 Kluivert95 8 Apr 2019 16:49 Share on Facebook 8 Apr 2019 17:24 | Pick SF has wealth-it also has middle class and poor. SF isn’t impenetrable. Young kids move there all the time. Neither is it white. It’s 50%+ non-white. 8 Apr 2019 17:32 Facebook 0 1 Reply 10 11 0 1 Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 4 5 Share Share on Twitter 3 4 Mon 8 Apr 2019 04.30 EDT Share | Pick 0 1 Twitter Unrepentant7 Share Share on Twitter 8 Apr 2019 21:37 Twitter View more commentslast_img read more

AM215 – PPod Postural Support Chair

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download215-12-23-16 P-Pod Postural Support ChairHey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs!Individuals with poor posture often require specialized seating to support them as much as possible. If you’re looking for specialized seating outside of a wheelchair, car seat, etc., check out the P-Pod chair!The P-Pod from Columbia Medical, is a bean-bag style activity positioning chair that allows children to sit in places and positions that might not be feasible otherwise! According to Columbia Medical, “The P-Pod offers a whole different seating experience for those with specialized seating needs and is great for a range of ages from infants to young adults.” The P in the product’s name stands for postural, and “postural support technology is a fundamental part of this design.”The P-Pod features three major components:– The seat– The bolster support– And the bean bagThe chair is available in red, blue, green, pink, and purple. Visit columbiamedical.com http://www.columbiamedical.com/ to learn more!Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterest100LinkedInEmailPrint RelatedP Pod ™: Postural SupportAugust 16, 2016In “Mobility”Nessie Assistive Postural SupportMay 16, 2017In “Products and Devices”Wheelchair CushionsAugust 14, 2012In “Easter Seals Crossroads”last_img read more

ATU335 – Kids Apps Food – Project High Five – Cristen Reat

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadYour weekly dose of information that keeps you up to date on the latest developments in the field of technology designed to assist people with disabilities and special needs.335-10-27-17 – Kids, Apps, & Food – Project High Five – Cristen Reat & Cathy Foreman www.BridgingApps.orgInsider Tips for Getting the Most from Vocational Rehabilitation – AccessWorld® – October 2017 http://bit.ly/2z6rzBARESNA Standards Committee on Air Travel – Meeting Announcement | Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North Americahttp://bit.ly/2zCQuJj——————————If you have an AT question, leave us a voice mail at: 317-721-7124 or email tech@eastersealscrossroads.orgCheck out our web site: https://www.eastersealstech.comFollow us on Twitter: @INDATAprojectLike us on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/INDATA——-transcript follows —— CRISTEN REAT:  Hi, this is Cristen Reat, and I’m the cofounder of BridgingApps, a program of Easter Seals Greater Houston.CATHY FOREMAN:  Hi, this is Cathy Foreman and I’m a registered dietitian with BridgingApps, a program of Easter Seals Greater Houston, and this is Assistive Technology Update.WADE WINGLER:  Hi, this is Wade Wingler with the INDATA Project at Easter Seals crossroads in Indiana with your Assistive Technology Update, a weekly dose of information that keeps you up-to-date on the latest developments in the field of technology designed to assist people with disabilities and special needs. Welcome to episode number 335 of assistive technology update. It’s scheduled to be released on October 27, 2017.Today I’m joined by Cristen Reat and Cathy Foreman who work over at BridgingApps out of Easter Seals in Houston. We are going to talk about kids, apps, and food: a project called High Five designed to help kids use technology to eat more healthily. We also have a story from our friends at RESNA about a meeting to talk about accessible air travel for people with disabilities.We hope you’ll check out our website at www.eastersealstech.com, sent us a note on Twitter at INDATA Project, or call our listener line at 317-721-7124.***I’m going to guess that for a lot of our audience, the term vocational rehabilitation services is not new. If it is, that’s an agency that operates at the state level and assist people with disabilities to get jobs. In Access World Magazine, there is a great blog post from Lee Hoffman and Joe Striche. It’s a reprint from an earlier article. It’s called “Insider Tips for Getting the Most from Vocational Rehabilitation.” I thought it was interesting because it goes through the entire process of the rehab process to explain what happens and gives you a bunch of good tips about how to make sure that you get the most out of it. Just a teaser:  a couple of those are deadlines can be very important. If your VR counselor asks you to get documentation by a certain date, have it prior to that date. Always follow up on request to your VR counselor. And do the necessary research for the job that interest you and utilize all your resources. There is more. I’m not going to read all them to you. What I will do is put a link in our show notes to the entire post so you can read these insider tips for getting the most from vocational rehabilitation. Check our show notes.***Are you a person with a disability who has experience accessibility issues while traveling, or are you interested in how accessibility might impact people with disabilities?  RESNA has developed a standards committee on air travel. They’re going to have their first meeting in Washington DC on November 7 at the Paralyzed Veterans of America office at 801 18th Street northwest. However, you don’t have to be in Washington DC to participate in that. They are going to offer virtual beating call-in information for people who want to participate. They are trying to get participation from airline industry experts, people with disabilities, disability organizations, mobility device manufacturers, research and development folks, everybody who is interested in this topic. While some participants are voting members, meetings are open to everyone to provide input.I’ll pop a link in the show notes to the RESNA.org website where you can learn more about this meeting, out to get signed up, for more information, and learn about the virtual call and in case you don’t happen to be in Washington DC on November 7. Check our show notes.***We have had an ongoing relationship with an organization out of Easter Seals Houston called BridgingApps that does all kinds of great stuff. If you’ve listened to more than a couple episodes of assistive technology update, you have heard the voice of folks from BridgingApps talking about apps. That is their focus.I was excited when I learned about a new thing that they have done recently having to do with kids with disabilities and apps and food. I thought I like all those things so maybe we should do an interview on that. So I reached out to my friend Cristen Reat who is the cofounder at BridgingApps. That’s a program out of Easter Seals Houston. She has introduced me to one of her friends and colleagues named Cathy Foreman who is a registered dietitian working on this program as well. I’m so excited to have these lovely ladies are joining us from Houston.Cristen, Cathy, how are you?CRISTEN REAT:  Hey, Wade. Doing great.CATHY FOREMAN:  Doing great. Thanks for having us.WADE WINGLER:  Before we jump into the interview, we are a few weeks post-Hurricane Harvey.  How are you doing in Houston?CATHY FOREMAN:  We are in it for the long haul. We are stable now, lots of assistance here in our case management department. We are really busy. Easter Seals in general, Easter Seals Houston serves about 10,000 families. I’m sure that’s already jumped and I’m sure we are going to be working well into the next year, especially with housing. We are doing really well. Our building did not flood and we are grateful for that.WADE WINGLER:  Excellent. I’m glad you are okay and we are grateful for the work you’re doing down there. We know that folks with disabilities have specific needs when natural disasters happen, and we’re glad you’re there.Cristen, you and I have known each other for a long while, and Cathy and I are just getting to know each other. We are going to do more of that today. Cristen, I know you have a lot of things going on with BridgingApps. Can you start by telling folks what BridgingApps is and your role and what’s new? Cathy, I’ll come back around and ask you to do the same thing when we start talking about project High Five.CRISTEN REAT:  BridgingApps is both a website called BridgingApps.org, and also an in-person program. It basically focused on technology using mostly mobile devices and apps with people of all ages who have disabilities. We started out as a parent support group working with therapist. We are trying to figure out in 2010 which apps were helpful for helping our young children at the time to develop skills and reach goals and enhance their lives in different ways.We became part of Easter Seals in 2011 so we are still a completely separate website. But also the in person portion of the program, we have an assisted technology lab in Houston. We have three in the area that has traditional assistive technology as well as mobile devices and apps. My younger son has a disability; he is now 14. He has Down Syndrome, so he has a cognitive disability and a visual impairment, a lot of sensory issues. I’ve been amazed how using mobile devices has really changed his life for the better. My passion is showing that with other people.Even though we started out with young kids, if you go to BridgingApps.org, we have a database of about 3,300 apps for iOS and Android that focus on apps of all kinds. Some are designed specifically for special needs; some are what we call regular mainstream apps. Professionals, special ed teachers, assistive technology professionals, my colleague here, Cathy, a registered nutritionist and dietitian, all use mobile devices. We have people assisting apps and sharing that information.We invite people to come to BridgingApps.org. We are always trying to make it better. We have some wonderful feedback from your listeners at Assistive Technology Update for making the website more accessible. We have recently done some updates but would love to see what you think to make it friendlier for screen readers. We have recently added a category in our search tool for voiceover. Lots of people have asked which apps are compatible with voiceover. Not all of our reviewers are blind or visually impaired, so not everyone knows how to use voiceover. But we did add a category, so we are eager to see what you all think about that. We also added the ability to share apps list. If you have favorite apps – I have ever apps. I love sharing them. You can share them and make a list on BridgingApps.org and share them with people.That’s what’s new. A lot of projects. I was going to mention one of my favorite apps that’s out that we’ve used in hospitals, nursing homes, loud noisy places. It’s called Flip Writer AAC. It’s an app that does the text to speech and speech to text. It was designed for two people to have communication, and one may be deaf or hard of hearing. It’s one of our favorites. We reviewed it recently and would love for you to check it out.WADE WINGLER:  Excellent. It sounds like there’s a lot of great stuff going on. I know you are busy in general and I’m particularly happy to hear about the screen reader accessibility stuff. I know that’s important and I’m glad you are embracing that.CRISTEN REAT:  We think it has definitely improved and are always trying to work. We would love feedback on that. Just know that whenever we are doing software updates and working with our developers, we’re trying to make it as successful as possible. We are not 100 percent, but we are working on it.WADE WINGLER:  Very cool.  Cathy, you and I are just getting to know each other. Tell me a little bit about your day job, your regular job, and how and why you became interested in assistive technology.CATHY FOREMAN:  The past few years, I was a dietitian with a county-based ECI program, Early Child Intervention. Through that experience, working with families, I gained a lot of insight on feeding issues, growth issues, medical issues with kids with special needs. During that time, personally, my husband had a stroke, so at the home front I became an instant caregiver. He has a right-brain injury and some cognitive and physical disability that we have found straightaway to – this happened right when the iPhone was getting on the market. It became what he calls now his second brain. The ability to use the iPhone, iPad, and various apps has really helped him and helped me because I help him access things out in the world that he wouldn’t have been able to. It helps him with his memory issues, helps them stay engaged with different various podcast. He likes to listen to podcasts and it helps them with reading. He has problems with reading now. He was a scientist and still want to stay engaged in that world, so when he can listen to things, it feeds that important part of what made him who he was before his stroke.WADE WINGLER:  We know he will listen to this episode. Give him a shout out really quick.CATHY FOREMAN:  Hey Lincoln, love you.WADE WINGLER:  There you go. Talk to me a little bit about project High Five. What is it and where did the idea come from?CATHY FOREMAN:  We were very lucky. We got some grant money from Amerigroup Foundation and had a task set out for us that, in my field, was quite exciting because we had the ability to design a program to increase fruit and vegetable intake of kids with special needs. That’s our outcome. This summer, we implemented the program that we designed. Project High Five, we decided on the name because he wanted to focus on kids having positive interaction with food and positive messages: “Five” coming from the goal of five fruits and vegetables, and “High Five” part, you know, praising and being positive and having excitement about food.We also decided a way to engage kids in this project would be not just using an app but using mobile devices and apps to be part of a real-life experience. That real-life experience we put into the program was hands-on cooking. We designed a hands-on cooking class that had some apps that help engage kids and make it more accessible to them. They also can carry the information and those kills and what they learned home to their parents.WADE WINGLER:  Cathy, what aged kids are we talking about for this particular camp experience?CATHY FOREMAN:  The ages range from about six years old through 14 with various special needs.WADE WINGLER:  I have a five and six-year-old at home and they are becoming interested in cooking and during that stuff. That resonates with me and I understand the interest starting at that age.Tell me about the program. Tell me about the apps and food and what it looked like during camp.CATHY FOREMAN:  We decided to approach this from an angle – let’s just back up a little bit. Kids with special needs, some of them have pictures related to food. They can be wide ranging from sensory issues with the feel of food in the mouth; it could be they don’t eat from the mouth, they have food through a tube; it might be specific food allergies; it could be a medical issue related to certain foods they can and cannot eat; diabetes, all those things. Coming from that as a background, we wanted to make sure – is some kids weren’t able to communicate. What is to make sure that even if they didn’t eat by mouth – and many of them did it by mouth – that they could be included in this project.Doing a hands-on cooking class, we discovered and explored foods through all five senses with excitement and engaging with lots of laughter and fun. If we were cutting up in a red bell pepper, we were in all of its beautiful little color. We wondered if it was hot or not hot. We posed the question and talk about the sound it made when we cut it, the crispness. Then we put it in a recipe and tasted it later. That interaction with food, some of them can’t handle the food in front of them. That’s new. The smell of it is something that makes them retch or gag. We had quite a task at hand but were able to approach this using some feeding therapy techniques, very gentle once, never asking a yes or no question, playing things up, also just encouraging them to be part of this recipe that we would make.We made two different recipes. We made a roasted curry chickpea dish that was a nice snack that was crispy and country. It was a new food for almost every single child which is a big deal. It had a sensory explosion of that curry spice on there, and the smell in the room was wonderful as we were doing it. The other recipe was a black bean corn salsa that was sweet and crunchy and beautiful in colors. It had reds and greens and yellow. That crispy had a chip that was served with it, that was a familiar food. That was under the feeding technique we put into it. One of those recipes we recruited all the ingredients and put them in bags for the kids to take home that could then make again in their home environment with the families.That coordinated with an app called Magnus cards, a task analysis app that has a beautiful set of what are called cards. Life skills are part of this app where they can learn about brushing teeth or sitting at a table or using an ATM if they are transitioning out of home. The card decks in this app are wide-ranging and premade. You can also make your own custom decks. We had a deck for all the recipes we use in the class. We use them in the class and then parents could put the app on their phones at home and use this in the kitchen for the kids at home. It is picture-based, easy to slide with your finger to the next page. There is also an option where you can touch the text and the ghost audio and reads text to speech from each step in the recipe. That’s one example of an app we use in the program which we think is a wonderfully well-designed, clean, very usable, accessible app.WADE WINGLER:  That’s a bunch of amazing stuff. The first thing I have to say is I’m not sure I ever had a red bell pepper described in such a way that made me want to go eat one right now. I love those things.CATHY FOREMAN:  You go do that.WADE WINGLER:  That is so good. The Magnus Cards app, did you say whether that is a free or paid app?CATHY FOREMAN:  It is a free app. It comes out of Canada. It was designed by a sister whose brother is autistic. It has been utilized in the Toronto zoo, different public avenues for accessing transportation, all different things. We saw a great opportunity when we discovered this app that it had a use in the kitchen as well and wanted to grab it and put it right into the program.WADE WINGLER:  I’m fascinated that you are marrying the combination of kids with disabilities and technology and better nutritional habits and awareness. I think that’s amazing. It seems to make sense to me that, during the camp, they had a pretty rich experience. You told me that there are activities that have gone on since camp that may also involve technology. You don’t just want kids eating vegetables for one day. You are trying to develop awareness and a habit that goes on. What does that look like post-camp, and how has technology been part of that?CATHY FOREMAN:  During camp and transitioning to post-camp, we formed a private Facebook group for parents that they can join if they choose to where we then put professional content, different nutrition related topics that have to do with children with special needs, lots of fun recipes. Jamie Oliver is a great example of an app he called Jamie Oliver’s recipes. His story connects families really well with having a child with special needs. He has dyslexia. It is an app we have reviewed on our website. There are some links we put in our review where he discusses his experiences having dyslexia. It is a really powerful story. He’s very upbeat, positive. The way he talks about food is wonderful. He has really nice short how-to videos. He calls them food tubes. That was a fun app. Another way we used it is he has a song and video he has come out with called food revolution that he created with Ed Sheeran that we played for older kids in the class. A link to that is also in one of the app reviews. That’s an example of an app we use to connect kids and families during and after the program.Another few apps we use, one is called Cooking Fun for Kids. That is an app that has different game content and it. It might have a puzzle with food in it, something that kids can draw that is food related that is guided through this app. It has some recipes as well, very cute, cartoony, fun recipes. It’s a great app. We’ve reviewed that on our BridgingApps website as well.One of the app that got away from tracking your intake called Veg Out. That is out of an organization in Houston called Recipes for Success which has a great angle on increasing your vegetable intake through just trying various different vegetables. Each month in this app, you see how many vegetables you try. Not how many you eat but how many you try. You can use this app and form groups for support and fun and competitions, whether or not you try 30 vegetables in that timeframe, a rutabaga, red bell pepper, something ordinary like a carrot. They all count but it encourages trying something new.WADE WINGLER:  That is fascinating and I’m making a note to have my wife listen to this episode so that my five and six-year-olds might try some more vegetables. We are getting close on time for the rest of the interview. I would love to know what families are saying about this. If people wanted to try something like this on their own, what advice would you have them?CATHY FOREMAN:  I think my advice with them would be for them to have fun. There is no good or bad food. Encourage exploration and discovery together. It might be a new food for a parent and the child. Involve them in the kitchen at any level you can. If you have to bring food to the floor so a child with a disability can do some of the prep, do it. You don’t have to have people stand up and do the work at the counter. You can go to the kitchen table. There are many ways you can approach cooking with kids. The bottom line is to keep it fun, stress-free, noncoercive. Whether or not a child tastes, touches, smells, interacts with the food are all baby steps on the way to consuming a new fruit or vegetable.Comments and feedback we got, a lot of it was wonderful. Some of the things were “Yes!  My son has a very limited diet, but this was an incentive to get him engaged in the kitchen and try some new food.” Another one, somebody said they want to include their child and more food prep and this was a great way on how to do that. Others said they were shocked that their child would try something like this. A lot of it was the approach itself. That was the basic overview. Some said, “Oh, my child didn’t like the recipe, but he made it with me anyway.” That is okay also. As a positive thing, having a positive experience with food, shipping nice healthy behavior and attitude about food.WADE WINGLER:  If people want to keep track of what you’re doing with this project or wanted to reach out to you to learn more, what kind of contact information would you like to share?CRISTEN REAT:  I think the best way is to go to BridgingApps.org. There are tabs on the side where you can give feedback, submit a question. Somebody is monitoring that constantly and we would be happy to respond or share. I think that’s the best way. We are both on Twitter and Facebook. If you join the BridgingApps Facebook page, you can see a lot of information there. We get messages from people all different ways, Twitter, Facebook, Messenger, and through the website.WADE WINGLER:   Cristen Reat is the cofounder of BridgingApps, and Cathy Foreman is a registered dietitian. Today we talked about kids, apps, and food with Project High Five. Thanks a lot for being on the show.CATHY FOREMAN:  Thank you.CRISTEN REAT:  Thank you, Wade.WADE WINGLER:  Do you have a question about assistive technology? Do you have a suggestion for someone we should interview on Assistive Technology Update? Call our listener line at 317-721-7124, shoot us a note on Twitter @INDATAProject, or check us out on Facebook. Looking for a transcript or show notes from today’s show? Head on over to www.EasterSealstech.com. Assistive Technology Update is a proud member of the Accessibility Channel. Find more shows like this plus much more over at AccessibilityChannel.com. That was your Assistance Technology Update. I’m Wade Wingler with the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads in Indiana.***Transcript provided by TJ Cortopassi.  For requests and inquiries, contact tjcortopassi@gmail.com***Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedATU069: Bridging Apps (Cristen Reat & Sami Rahman), JAWS 14, Don Johnston Tutorials, iOS 6 Accessibility, Ham Radio,Voice Over on iOSSeptember 21, 2012In “Assistive Technology Update”ATU281 – Bridging Apps with Cristen ReatOctober 14, 2016In “Assistive Technology Update”ATU082 – Livescribe Smartpen (Brian Rodriquez), Top 10 Podcasts, Time Magazine’s Top 10 Tech, NFB’s Protest of Amazon’s Kindle, Bridging Apps reviews EvernoteDecember 21, 2012In “Assistive Technology Update”last_img read more

Newsy Expands PayTV Distribution Adding Full Slate of News Programming to fuboTV

first_imgAs part of its rapid expansion across over-the-top and cable television platforms, Newsy has added its full slate of news programming to fuboTV, the live TV streaming service.fuboTV subscribers can watch Newsy’s up-to-the-minute news coverage, its full lineup of live shows including “The Day Ahead” and “The Why,” and its award-winning documentaries and investigations.Newsy is available as part of fuboTV’s fubo Extra package, available as an add-on ($5.99 per month) or as part of the Deluxe and Ultra bundles ($64.99 or $79.99 per month, respectively).As part of its rapid expansion across over-the-top and cable television platforms, Newsy has added its full slate of news programming to fuboTV, the live TV streaming service.fuboTV subscribers can watch Newsy’s up-to-the-minute news coverage, its full lineup of live shows including “The Day Ahead” and “The Why,” and its award-winning documentaries and investigations.Newsy is available as part of fuboTV’s fubo Extra package, available as an add-on ($5.99 per month) or as part of the Deluxe and Ultra bundles ($64.99 or $79.99 per month, respectively).Marketing Technology News: Arvind Fashions Partners With Nucleus Vision to Create a More Seamless and Personalized Shopping Experience“Newsy’s incredible growth in the cable and over-the-top ecosystems is a testament to the strength of our brand with both audiences and advertisers in this evolving marketplace, and joining fuboTV is another milestone in our expansion,” said Blake Sabatinelli, CEO for Newsy. “Our approach to bringing context to the day’s most important stories brings much-needed perspective viewers won’t get from legacy news brands.”Newsy is the leading cross-platform national news network and has distribution agreements with many of the country’s largest cable companies and covering nearly 40 million cable subscribers. Newsy also is a leader in over-the-top television with distribution on nearly every streaming platform, including skinny bundles available via SlingTV, YouTubeTV and now fuboTV.Marketing Technology News: Mareana Named a 2019 Gartner Cool Vendor in Artificial Intelligence Across the Supply ChainHeadquartered in New York City, fuboTV has quickly evolved into the top independent virtual MVPD in the U.S. and a sports-first cable replacement for the entire family, after initially launching as a streaming soccer service in January 2015. Today, fuboTV offers the most popular entertainment, news and sports programming in the world, including more than 30,000 sporting events per year and 14,000 TV episodes and movies on demand each month.“Newsy’s incredible growth in the cable and over-the-top ecosystems is a testament to the strength of our brand with both audiences and advertisers in this evolving marketplace, and joining fuboTV is another milestone in our expansion,” said Blake Sabatinelli, CEO for Newsy. “Our approach to bringing context to the day’s most important stories brings much-needed perspective viewers won’t get from legacy news brands.”Newsy is the leading cross-platform national news network and has distribution agreements with many of the country’s largest cable companies and covering nearly 40 million cable subscribers. Newsy also is a leader in over-the-top television with distribution on nearly every streaming platform, including skinny bundles available via SlingTV, YouTubeTV and now fuboTV.Marketing Technology News:Hotstar Raises The Bar On New Age Storytelling With Hotstar Specials: A Slate Of Bold, Authentic StoriesHeadquartered in New York City, fuboTV has quickly evolved into the top independent virtual MVPD in the U.S. and a sports-first cable replacement for the entire family, after initially launching as a streaming soccer service in January 2015. Today, fuboTV offers the most popular entertainment, news and sports programming in the world, including more than 30,000 sporting events per year and 14,000 TV episodes and movies on demand each month. Newsy Expands Pay-TV Distribution, Adding Full Slate of News Programming to fuboTV PRNewswireMay 14, 2019, 3:05 pmMay 14, 2019 cable television platformsDeluxefuboTVlive TV streaming serviceMarketing TechnologyNewsNewsy Previous ArticleGoogle Selects Webpals Mobile to Join App Campaign Partner ProgramNext ArticleOuternet Global Worldwide Co-production and Innovation Partnership with Technicolor Inc Paves Way for Future of Immersive Entertainmentlast_img read more

Mobile Marketing Pioneer Isabel Rafferty Launches Canela Media

first_imgCanela Media, a leading digital media technology company, announced its official launch in the US market to provide brands with the best of both worlds – the ability to reach multicultural consumers at scale with general market technology and know how.Canela Media’s founder and CEO Isabel Rafferty, recipient of Culture Marketing Council’s 2019 Rising Star Award, the Hispanic marketing industry’s premier award for outstanding marketing and advertising professionals under the age of 35, is globally renowned as a mobile marketing serial entrepreneur and has built several successful multicultural advertising businesses including Mobvious and Adsmovil. Rafferty will be inducted into the Class of 2019 Rising Stars during the CMC Annual Summit on June 11, 2019 at the Statler Hotel in Dallas.Commenting on this news, Rafferty stated, “My passion is in digital technology and I’m extremely fortunate to have a supportive industry network of like-minded individuals who helped turn my passion into reality by teaming up with Canela Media.”Marketing Technology News: Xactly Unveils AI-powered Solution to Deliver Real-Time Data-Driven Insights for SalesRafferty continued, “With Canela Media, we have developed a breakthrough digital media technology company for brands and agencies who are looking to couple deep data insights with culturally relevant creative campaigns to create meaningful authentic digital experiences. I look forward to the global impact Canela Media will have, by leveraging the power of problem solving technology.”Canela Media ranks as one of the top five Hispanic media companies by ComScore and is also TAG Certified Against Fraud. In the same way that online dating services pair up prospective partners, Canela uses predictive intelligence, audience analysis and matchmaking machine learning technology to connect brands with multicultural audiences through three core channels – influencer marketing, audio and display advertising.Marketing Technology News: Salesforce and United Way Worldwide Introduce New Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud Volunteering Capability, Announce Kellogg Company and Deloitte as CustomersInfluencer MarketingCanela is the largest dedicated influencer platform for multicultural influencers, boasting over 3,600 multicultural influencers on the platform.  Canela’s Fraud Algorithms identify and block fake followers or engagement within influencer accounts and its predictive technology allows with 95% accuracy predict the results of the campaign.Display AdvertisingCanela Media exclusively represents over 250 of the biggest hispanic publishers in the world including Fox Desportes, Forbes, Mujerhoy, Telva, and others, including three of the top Spanish Sport sites in the US industry—Marca, Mundo Deportivo, Sport. This form of ad distribution is critical for connecting with multicultural consumers as they are mobile first and over-index the total US population when it comes to mobile usage.Audio AdvertisingCanela Media provides brands with the best of precise targeting and data, including location data, browsing data, and cross platform targeting, to execute brand audio program objectives to disseminate their messages in a brand safe, uncluttered environment on podcasts, online radio and music streaming websites. Canela Media has access to 48 US Spanish radio stations, plus the ability to identify bilingual Hispanic audiences and African American audiences on English stations utilizing first party data. Multicultural consumers also over-index other audiences when it comes to listening to digital audio, be it Internet radio, streaming sites or other online media.“Finding quality, relevant, brand safe environments at the scale and efficiency needed for effective media buying remains a persistent industry challenge,” said Gina Jorge, National Advertising and Brand Manager, Acura Division @ American Honda Motor Company, Inc. “Canela’s media products provide brands the ability to reach multicultural audiences with innovation and precision.”Marketing Technology News: Oracle Moat to Measure Viewability for Samsung Ads Audio AdvertisingCanela Mediadisplay advertisingInfluencer marketingMarketing Technology NewsNews Previous ArticleNativo Brings Breakthrough Attribution for Content to Travel MarketersNext ArticleMarTech Interview with Michael Scharff, Chief Executive Officer, Evolv New Leading Digital Media Company Connects Brands to Multicultural Consumers at Scale Isabel Rafferty Wins Culture Marketing Council 2019 Rising Star Awardcenter_img Mobile Marketing Pioneer Isabel Rafferty Launches Canela Media MTS Staff WriterJune 14, 2019, 3:41 pmJune 14, 2019 last_img read more

Rightpoint Acquires Bowfin Further Growing Its Salesforce Capabilities

first_imgRightpoint Acquires Bowfin, Further Growing Its Salesforce Capabilities MTS Staff WriterJuly 9, 2019, 7:43 pmJuly 9, 2019 AIBowfincustomer experienceNewsRightpointSalesforce Previous ArticleCision Unveils the Next Generation Cision Communications Cloud, Designed to Empower Communications TeamsNext ArticleSally Beauty Launches Customer Experience Management Program to Uncover Customer Insights and Drive Engagement Across Touchpoints Rightpoint, the independent customer experience agency with technology at its core, announced its acquisition of Bowfin, which will expand its Salesforce experience. As Rightpoint continues to establish itself as the agency of the future, the organization will deliver better human experiences, increase revenue and help its clients achieve end-to-end digital transformations that fit their unique needs.Bowfin has been a trusted Rightpoint partner for nearly five years. The relationship has been accelerating over the past few months due to increased demand as clients, who have been underserved by other agencies and consultancies, have turned to Rightpoint for solutions that drive greater impact. Having deep and compelling offerings and an extremely experienced team across the entire Salesforce ecosystem, including Sales Cloud, Service Cloud and Field Service, Marketing Cloud, Heroku, Community Cloud, Einstein (AI) and data visualization will enhance Rightpoint’s capabilities. With this move, Rightpoint can immediately provide its clients with a single view of customers across digital channels in a way that is highly strategic.Marketing Technology News:  TripIt Launches New Amazon Alexa Skill“We are excited to have Bowfin’s team join Rightpoint as their capabilities and culture are a natural fit. Rightpoint is working with our clients’ Salesforce environments across the digital marketing, digital product development and modern workplace solutions we already offer. Adding Salesforce capabilities is a logical extension,” said Micah Swigert, senior vice president of technology at Rightpoint.All of Bowfin’s employees will join Rightpoint’s existing Salesforce team — expanding its team of Salesforce certified administrators. John Hergert, CEO and co-founder, Bowfin and Nik Njegovan, CTO and co-founder, Bowfin, will take on leadership roles for the Salesforce practice at Rightpoint in its Chicago headquarters and will report to Swigert.Marketing Technology News:: 8×8 Deepens Channel Commitment With New Elev8 Partner Program“The things we hear most often from our clients center around connecting sales pipelines with marketing automation and collaborative customer communities. The Salesforce platform provides for efficient delivery of these needs while also providing robust business intelligence across teams. Combining our Salesforce expertise with Rightpoint’s proven digital transformation and customer experience portfolio is a great opportunity for the market,” said Hergert.Rightpoint has sustained strong growth, increasing headcount by more than 33 percent YOY. Additionally, Rightpoint has made a series of additional acquisitions since 2016, including Agency Oasis and Raizlabs.Marketing Technology News: Druva Gives Channel Partners the Keys to Cloud with Druva Compasslast_img read more

Fiat ChryslerRenault Merger Points to High Cost of Developing Electric Cars

first_img 16 Comments The Real Reason the ‘Blade’ Reboot Is Happening Little Lucy From ‘Narnia’ is Head-Turningly Gorgeous Now at 23 Should Americans care in the least if Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) merges with Renault, as is currently rumored? Should you get excited at the prospect of a, say, Renault Clio coming stateside, given that many American butts won’t fit on the seats of a 149-inch sub-subcompact hatchback?Probably not, so let’s keep it simple: FCA is doing well. It has money to invest because two of its brands (Jeep and Ram) are kicking butt in sales. Grown men drooled seeing the 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup at the various winter-spring auto shows. So that gives the London-based (don’t ask) FCA multinational the ability to go on a shopping spree. Or, at the very least, go window shopping.What FCA wants is what Renault has: more of a head start in the EV business than either the F or C part has. Also, access to Renault may or may not mean access to Renault-partner Nissan, which is also a capital-P Player in EVs. It also means possible access to Mitsubishi, which, ah, well, sometimes you get puzzle pieces that don’t always complete the picture. Expect more alliances and mergers as automakers deal with the huge costs of electrification, as well as the need to work on higher levels of autonomous driving.Under its new CEO, Mike Manley, Fiat Chrysler pledged to build cars, SUVs, and pickups using a wide range of powertrains: conventional gasoline and diesel, hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and pure electric vehicles. In March, Manley said FCA would develop opportunities “including at least four plug-in hybrid vehicles and the flexibility to produce fully battery-electric vehicles.”2019 Renault ClioBut What About Nissan (and Mitsubishi)?Remember the Facebook status box every teenager checked: “In a relationship and it’s complicated”? That box got ticked here, too. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance dates to 1999 between Renault and Nissan, with Mitsubishi joining up in 2017. The three companies represent the world’s largest automaking alliance and sell 10-11 million cars a year (Nissan 6 million, Renault 4 million, and Mitsubishi 1 million a year ago). With 500,000 EV sales since 2010, they’re also the biggest player in electrification. (Tesla is at about 300,000, for comparison.)The three automakers don’t own each other, but they have stock investments in each other: Renault 43 percent stake in Nissan (with voting rights), Nissan 15 percent stake in Renault (without rights), and Nissan a controlling stake in Mitsubishi. They control 10 brands: Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Infiniti, Renault Samsung, Dacia, Alpine, Datsun, Venucia, and Lada.Nissan Leaf: 400,000-plus sold.While FCA seems to be interested in Renault’s EV savvy, it’s Nissan that sells way more EVs. The Leaf recently topped 400,000 sales on its own. Analysts have been busy deciding if they believe an FCA-Renault alliance is good for Nissan, or bad. Nissan sells more vehicles and has twice the market value. Nissan also has a significant self-driving effort and Nissan’s ProPilot Assist has been well received. Renault also doesn’t have many cars of interest to the North American market. The Renault Clio looks sharp, but critics say it’s short on interior space compared with competitors and the US isn’t dying (yet) for another Ford Fiesta kind of car.The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, before FCA came calling, had added an Alliance 2022 campaign to reach 14 million sales and $240 billion by 2022. But the iconic leader of the alliance, Carlos Ghosn, has been in or out of jail in Japan this year (the Japanese keep re-arresting him and he keeps posting bail, most recently in April) on charges of underreporting his incoming and misusing of company assets. Last November he was ousted as Nissan’s chairman. He previously had been chairman of Renault and since the early 2000s has had a reputation as a fierce cost-cutter and innovator.2019 Ram 1500Where Electrification Matters to FCAPreviously, Fiat Chrysler seemed most intrigued by electrification prospects in China, the world’s largest car market, with 28 million sales in 2018 versus 17 million in the US, and an even larger lead in air pollution so bad much of the populace complains. Now FCA apparently sees potential in the US.Both the Jeep Wrangler and Ram 1500 offer gasoline engines with battery-assist 48-volt electric motors that function as economy boosters and also as e-turbochargers both on- and off-road. Several automakers such as startup Rivian, Tesla and now Ford are talking about electric-only pickup trucks and Ram is doing R&D as well. As a market, it will be small for some time. And for now, FCA needs to work with other automakers. The electrified vehicles include:2019 Jeep WranglerJeep Wrangler with a four-cylinder eTorque engine, FCA-speak for the 48-volt electric motor booster with a 0.4-kWh battery. It’s a $1,000 upcharge.Jeep Renegade, Jeep Compass, and Jeep Wrangler, all with plug-in hybrid options in 2020. The Renegade and Compass target younger buyers, potentially more open to alternative drivetrains. Wrangler is the iconic Jeep flagship.Ram 1500 pickup also with the eTorque motor/generator attached to the engine crankshaft, standard on the 3.6-liter V6, $1,450 on the Hemi V8. Continental supplies the liquid cooled motor for the V6, while Magneti Marelli supplies the Hemi’s electric motor.FCA’s US EV sales have been modest. Green Car Reports last fall estimated that the EV version of the Fiat 500e EV has about 19,000 US sales over five years. FCA launched the 500e as a California “compliance car” to meet the state’s 2012-2017 zero-emissions-mandate. At some points during the period, FCA was offering the 500e at lease rates under $100 a month with little money down. That got you a car with a cramped cockpit and an 84-mile range. It sort of worked out for five years, but now buyers are looking for 150 miles of range and up.FCA’s smaller, halo brands like Alfa Romeo are moving toward hybrids and plug-in hybrids because a) they have to to keep up with competitors, b) they have to keep up with fuel-economy standards, and c) the electric motors boosting hybrids act as additional turbochargers.US tastes may be changing, and more accepting of EVs, primarily in urban areas. You’ll see more UFOs in heartland America than electrified Fiats. But the market is clearly looking for cars with ranges well over 100 miles. That’s where automaker partners come in. Thus FCA’s approach to Renault and discussions of a merger of near-equals.From 2013 to 2018, Americans (on average) worried (very or somewhat) increased from 53% in 2013 to 69% in 2018. 95% of liberal Democrats are concerned and so are a third of conservative Republicans. (Source: Yale Program on Climate Change, George Mason Center for Climate Change Communication.)The US Slowly Warms to Climate Change ConcernsOfficial Washington, the part in power right now, has mixed concerns about climate change, including the “what global warming, it was cold in May” school of thought. But surveys show America is changing. Much of the world has concerns about global warming coming from internal combustion engines. You can lick air pollution, but CO2 emissions — which link directly to how much fossil fuel comes out of tailpipes, regardless of how otherwise-clean the exhaust is — may be damaging the planet long term, and long term may soon be near term. That’s how they feel, as do people in coastal cities who voted for Hillary. Also, a lot of students and young people who may be around as long as the year 2100. Not so much conservative Republicans. Currently, seven in 10 Americans say they are somewhat or very worried about global warming. Five years ago it was just over half, according to a late 2018 survey.So, there’s more reason for FCA to woo Renault (and maybe Nissan): access to more and better EV technology. As long as Jeeps and Ram pickup trucks are selling well, FCA has some money to spend.Could we see more mergers and alliances? Quite possibly. Anti-trust regulators are less concerned about joint parts procurement, or things that may not be seen as cutting edge on the one hand (transmissions, infotainment). Automakers say they need the alliances and maybe mergers, such as Renault and FCA here. In the 1990s there was a belief an automaker needed to build 1 million cars a year to be in a survivable position. Now it may be 5 million.The hottest rumor, and rumor is about all it is, is that Ford and General Motors might merge. Or ought to merge. The idea gained impetus with a May 30 story in MarketWatch that claimed a merger of the two is inevitable, mostly because MW doubts Ford can really bring to market the 40 hybrid and EV models it claims it can by 2022, and if it does, they won’t sell. Meanwhile, GM has issues but not at Ford’s level, and it has savvy in both electrification and self-driving. GM’s real ace in the hole is how well its cars sell in China. So far, most other media outlets have referenced the story without passing judgment on the odds it will happen. If it does, chalk it up to the high costs of developing next-gen technology, and ferocious competition from international automakers.Now read:Nissan Leaf EV First to Pass 400,000 Sales, but Tesla Model 3 Topped 20182019 Nissan Leaf EV Review: The Long Ranger Rides, FinallyNew eTrucks Reduce Air Pollution at the Cost of More Visual Pollution<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>  We Finally Know Why This Kid Returned in ‘Endgame’ By Bill Howard on June 3, 2019 at 2:04 pm The Most Inappropriate Comic Book Characters Ever Jim Carrey’s Tragic Life Just Gets Sadder and Sadder Fiat Chrysler-Renault Merger Points to High Cost of Developing Electric Cars Tagged In carsautomobilesautosNissanMitsubishiInfinitiRenaultAlpineDaciaDatsunLadaRenault SamsungRenault–Nissan–Mitsubishi AllianceVenucia Post a Comment 16 Comments The Hate for ‘Captain Marvel’ May Never Stop Square Enix President Discusses ‘Final Fantasy VII’ Remake ‘Doctor Strange 2’ May Have A Different Version Of Nick Fury Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. 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Asus Unveils ROG Phone II With Snapdragon 855 Tons of Accessories

first_img Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. By Ryan Whitwam on July 22, 2019 at 11:38 am Asus has never been a major part of the smartphone world, but the company’s gaming-focused ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand attracted some attention last year with the original ROG Phone. Now, a follow up known as the ROG Phone II is on the way. It still has a funky design and a wealth of accessories, but it’s got a bigger battery and faster Snapdragon chip. We first heard about the ROG Phone II’s existence last week when Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 855+, which is basically an overclocked 855. The company said the ROG Phone II would be the first to have this chip, but Asus wasn’t ready to talk about the phone beyond that. Cut to today, and the company is spilling the beans. The Snapdragon 855 has a higher 2.96GHz maximum clock speed, and Asus says the ROG Phone II’s advanced cooling keeps the chip from throttling down under load. It actually has vents on the back that work this year — the original ROG Phone had purely decorative vents. The Asus ROG Phone II sports a 6.59-inch 2340 x 1080 OLED display. That’s a slightly taller aspect ratio than the last ROG Phone, and the refresh rate has jumped from 90Hz to 120Hz — that’s the highest on any Android device. If the phone can keep up with that frame rate, the ROG Phone II’s interface will look incredibly smooth. The new screen will undoubtedly use more power, but the ROG Phone II has juice to spare. The phone gets a 50 percent battery boost over the original with a 6,000mAh capacity. However, the phone is also much heavier at 240g versus 200g for the last version. Asus equipped the phone with the standard USB Type-C port for charging, but there’s also a headphone jack. It also continued the ROG Phone tradition of adding a second USB-C port on the side. You can use this for charging while playing a game, or as a connector for the company’s accessories. Most of the accessories are a bit silly, but “gaming” phones tend to be like that. There’s the active cooling bracket, a desktop dock, and more. The phone also has ultrasonic shoulder buttons you can map to on-screen buttons in games. Asus will start selling the ROG Phone II in China on July 23, and the international model will launch in early September. We don’t know the exact price yet, but Asus says it will be similar to the first-gen ROG Phone, which launched at $900.Now read:Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon 855+ SoC Is an Overclocked Snapdragon 855Nubia Just Stuffed the First Active Fan Inside a SmartphoneAsus Engineers Exposed Company Passwords for Months on GitHub The Dangerous ‘Toy Story 4’ Scene One Million Moms is Protesting 3 Comments Winnie From ‘Wonder Years’ Is 44 Now and Unrecognizably Gorgeous Saying Goodbye to Johnny Depp Asus Unveils ROG Phone II With Snapdragon 855+, Tons of Accessories You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Actors Who Could Barely Stomach Kissing Each Other on Screen What the Biggest ‘America’s Got Talent’ Stars Are Doing Now Don’t Watch These Movies With Your Parents The Fan Theory That Will Totally Change How You See Eric Forman The Real Reason These Celebs Refused to Do Nude Scenes Tagged In smartphonesandroidmobileasussnapdragon 855rog phone ii Post a Comment 3 Commentslast_img read more