Wearing all black, 17-year-old Caesre Garcia spoke to his peers about depression in the suburbs and popping prescription pills to remedy it. Ideas for his poems come from watching people. With a pack of Post-it notes tucked in his pocket at all times, the high school senior said he writes down interesting things he sees during the day. There’s a stack of these people-watching notes on his home computer, and he pulls from the pile when starting new poems. “I never miss the opportunity to write something down,” he said. “If you don’t, you miss it.” [email protected] (661)257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsStudents from Weekley’s class were the ones who took center stage Tuesday as each showcased a poem or two written during the semester. The creative-writing class focuses heavily on poetry and the process of writing it. During the year, students learn from the masters as they study the writing styles of major poets of the past century and how they approached their work. Once a month, the classroom is transformed into an imaginary coffeehouse where students stand before a microphone, read their work and practice their deliveries. One of those students is Carissa Duprey, a senior who is experimenting with writing and drawing. Wearing a long flowing skirt, she pulled it up on one side to show a tattoo on her leg. She had first sketched the image, a skull, and showed it to a tattoo artist who reproduced it on her skin in black ink. In one poem she read Tuesday, the 18-year-old had written that words can be meaningless – tasting of gelatin and chalk – if there isn’t anything to back them up. Writing is an outlet for her feelings, she said. “It’s a good way to vent,” she said. “If you can’t talk about something, you can get it out on paper.” VALENCIA – Bowman High School students turned their well-groomed school yard into a Bohemian playground of poetry and art Tuesday as they celebrated the end of the school year and their gift for the spoken word. For nearly two hours, teens with two-toned hair, black nail polish and sunglasses read their poetry, including odes to boyfriends’ ex-girlfriends, co-workers and Klondike bars. They wrote mainly about their experiences in life. The event also marked the introduction of “Chocolate and Gossip.” This collection of poems by students in creative-writing classes is the 14th literary magazine published by the school. “Once you walk through the door of poetry and you’re really there, you’re not the same,” said creative-writing teacher Richard Weekley as he introduced the parade of readers.
ALAMEDA – The Raiders reached the end of the line with Antonio Brown Saturday morning, granting his request for a release, and by mid-afternoon the wide receiver had reportedly agreed to terms with the New England Patriots.Brown requested his release Saturday morning on Instagram when he reportedly learned of new fines incurred for behavior this week. An ESPN report said he was informed that his three-year, $50 million contract was voided and his salary would be paid week-to-week.
Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification When Facebook recently added Clicker – the TV guide for Internet video – to its Instant Personalization program, we wrote that it was a “smart next step for the program” because now you could find out what your friends were watching and, in Facebook’s words, “spend less time channel surfing and more time socializing.”According to SideReel, an online service similar to Clicker that helps you find content and TV shows online, that isn’t necessarily what users want. The company surveyed 1,800 users and found that TV wasn’t as social an experience for its users as it used to be, among interesting findings.Click for full view.Sidereel conducted a similar survey of its users in 2009, at which time 50% of respondents said that they were interested in sharing what they’re watching with their friends. This time around, only 25% said they wanted to share. Among the social apps, only Twitter made a significant appearance in the results, with 29% saying they used Twitter as part of sharing their TV watching socially. (See yesterday’s article, “What Glee Means for Twitter & Television” for more on Twitter’s interesting relationship with Internet TV.) “None of the check-in services,” writes the company, “including GetGlue, Miso, Clicker or Foursquare have significant usage among SideReel’s TV watchers. Only 10 percent of users want to broadcast what they are watching or want to watch to their friends.”According to the company, this wasn’t the only interesting finding, which came from 1,800 of its 10 million monthly unique users.“People are mixing new technologies with familiar ones to get a personalized TV experience that includes all of their favorite shows,” said SideReel CEO Roman Arzhintar. “For many, traditional TV watching is starting to supplement online watching, rather than the other way around.”According to the survey, 5% had used devices like Boxee or Roku, whereas 40% had connected their computer to their TV in the past month, a threefold increase over the previous year. Both Boxee and Roku are relatively new to the market and Sidereel says this number is evidence that these sorts of devices are beginning to gain traction.As a testament to Netflix’s continued popularity, SideReel found that 70% of users who do stream video via the Internet to their TV do so using Netflix, whereas the other 30% use other sources. What do you think? Do you want to share what you watch with friends, and vice versa, in order to figure out what’s good on television? Or is this something that just the device makers and advertisers hope users want to share?Twitter really does seem to be the stand-out exception when it comes to social television watching, though is this different from “sharing what your watching with friends?” It seems that Twitter and TV go together more in being able to interact around a piece of content, not necessarily just sharing the fact that you indeed like a certain TV show. Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos mike melanson Tags:#Internet TV#social networks#Statistics#web
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader R.R. Patil retained the crucial home portfolio while Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan kept the Urban Development and Housing departments with him as new portfolios were allocated after expansion of the Maharashtra cabinet.Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar got Finance and Planning in addition to the Energy portfolio which he held in the erstwhile Ashok Chavan ministry.Chhagan Bhujbal, who had to make way for Pawar as deputy chief minister, was given Tourism in addition to the Public Works (excluding Public Undertakings) which he held earlier.Prithviraj Chavan expanded his eight-day-old cabinet inducting 29 new ministers, which includes six new faces, taking the total strength of the council of ministers to 40.Chavan effected a reshuffle in portfolios of Congress ministers.Narayan Rane was shifted from Revenue to Industries, Ports and Employment and Self-Employment. Balasaheb Thorat who held Agriculture in the Ashok Chavan ministry was given Revenue and Khar Lands. Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil has been entrusted with the Agriculture and Marketing departments.Rajendra Darda who earlier held Industries has been given School Education.Patangrao Kadam retained Forests and got an additional department of Rehabilitation and Relief works, Earthquake rehabilitation. Shivajirao Moghe retained Social Justice, Welfare of Nomadic, de-notified tribes and other backward classes and de-addiction activities.Mohammed Arif Naseem Khan retained Textiles, Minorities Development and Aukaf. Harshvardhan Patil got Co-operation and Parliamentary Affairs.Suresh Shetty retained Public Health and Family welfare and Protocol while the Environment Ministry held by him earlier was given to newcomer Sanjay Deotale along with Cultural Affairs.advertisementVarsha Gaikwad, who was promoted to cabinet rank, has been given women and child development while another Congressman, who got elevated to cabinet rank Padmakar Valvi has been given Sports and Youth Welfare.Deputy Speaker in the Legislative Assembly Madhukarrao Chavan is the new cabinet minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries.Nitin Raut has been given the portfolio of Employment Guarantee Scheme and Water conservation.NCP’s Jayant Patil has kept Rural Development while Ganesh Naik has retained state Excise and Non-Conventional Energy.Laxman Dhoble retains Water supply and Sanitation, Jaidutt Kshirsagar gets his old Public Works (Public Undertakings), Manohar Naik retained Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Vijaykumar Gavit kept Medical Education and Horticulture, Sunil Tatkare who held Finance in the last cabinet got Water Resources (Excluding Krishna Valley Irrigation Corporation), Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar retained Water Resources (Krishna Valley Irrigation Corporation).Babanrao Pachpute will continue as Tribal Development minister and Rajesh Tope will keep Higher and Technical Education portfolio.Hassan Mushrif retained Labour and got the additional department of Special Assistance.Anil Deshmukh has retained his cabinet portfolio of Food and Civil Supplies.Newly inducted minister of state Satej Patil, who is the Congress legislator from Kolhapur, will be R R Patil’s deputy as Minister of State for Home (Urban) and Home (Rural).Besides, he will also handle Rural Development and Food and Drugs Administration as minister of state.Rajendra Mulak, another new face in the ministry will be the Minister of State for Finance, Energy, Planning, Water Resources, Parliamentary Affairs and State Excise. Rajendra Gavit will be Minister of state for Tribal Development, Labour, Command Area Development and Horticulture.Dattatreya Sawant will be Minister of state for Medical Education, Higher and Technical education, Special Assistance and Non-Conventional Energy.Minister of State Ranjit Kamble was given Water Supply and Sanitation, Food and Civil Supplies, Consumer Protection, Tourism and Public Works, Bhaskar Jadhav has retained Urban Development,Forests, Ports, Khar Lands, Parliamentary Affairs, Sports and Youth Welfare, Ex-Servicemen’s welfare as well in addition to the law and judiciary department.Sachin Ahir has retained Housing, Slum Improvement, House repairs and reconstruction, urban land ceiling, Urban land ceiling, Industries, Mines, Social Justice, de-addiction activities, Environment, Welfare of nomadic, de-notified tribes and other backward classes.Prakash Solanke keeps Revenue, Rehabilitation and Relief work, Earthquake rehabilitation, co-operation, marketing and textiles. Fouziya Khan retained General Administration, Information and Public Relations, Protocol, School Education, Women and Child development, Public health, Minority development, cultural affairs.The chief minister has also kept General Administration, Information and Public Relations, Slum Improvement, House repairs and reconstruction, Urban Land Ceiling, Transport, Mines, Marathi Language, Law and Judiciary, Ex-servicemen’s Welfare.
‘Vote! Love! Support PBA,’ among signs borne by ‘Spider-Man’ James Harden led Houston with 35 points, and Chris Paul added 27.Harden’s layup got the Rockets within three with less than a minute to go, but Thompson made a 3-pointer with 36.1 seconds remaining to extend Golden State’s lead to 110-104.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew The Rockets failed to score for a big chunk of the fourth quarter and had to watch the Warriors celebrate a series victory on their home court for the second straight season after they won the conference finals in Houston last year. Harden was 11 of 25 from the field, going 6 of 15 from 3-point range, and went 7 of 12 on free throws.Curry struggled early, failing to score in the first half for the first time in 102 career playoff games, and had just 10 points through three. But he got going in the fourth, scoring 23 points.There were questions entering the game about how the Warriors would weather the loss of Durant — and his more than 34 points a game. But they didn’t seem to miss a beat, getting 21 from Thompson in the first half before Curry closed it in the fourth.The Rockets had a five-point lead to start the fourth and it was tied at 95 with about 7 1/2 minutes to go after three points by Golden State’s Shaun Livingston.Harden and Curry exchanged baskets soon after that before both teams failed to score for the next 2 1/2 minutes. Houston missed five shots in that stretch and the Warriors missed four before Kevon Looney made a layup to put Golden State on top 99-97 with just under four minutes left.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates the team’s win over Houston in Game 6 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Friday, May 10, 2019, in Houston. Golden State won 118-113, winning the series. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)HOUSTON — Stephen Curry scored all 33 of his points in the second half and the Golden State Warriors overcame Kevin Durant’s absence to finish off Houston in six games, beating the Rockets 118-113 on Friday night to advance to the Western Conference finals.Klay Thompson added 27 points to help the two-time defending champion Golden State reach the conference finals for the fifth straight year and eliminate Houston for the fourth time in five seasons. The Warriors did it with Durant sidelined by a calf injury sustained in the second half of their Game 5 victory.ADVERTISEMENT A 3-pointer by Curry gave the Warriors a five-point lead before Harden ended a scoring drought by the Rockets of almost four minutes with a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 102-100 with about 2 1/2 remaining.Harden was called for a charge after that before Curry scored all of Golden State’s points in a 5-2 run that made it 107-102 with 90 seconds left.TIP-INSWarriors: Durant didn’t make the trip to Houston, remaining in the Bay Area to receive treatment for his injury. The Warriors said he’ll be re-evaluated next week. … The Warriors started Andrew Bogut for Durant and he had three rebounds and zero points. … C Damian Jones, who is out with a torn pectoral muscle, has been cleared for contact drills and could be available later in the playoffs if the Warriors advance. …Rockets: Tucker had 15 points and has scored at least 10 points in eight of Houston’s last 11 games. … Clint Capela had with 10 points and 10 rebounds.UP NEXTThe Warriors move on to face the Denver-Portland winner. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gerald Green then missed a 3 for Houston and the Rockets were forced to foul Curry. He made both shots before Harden’s 3 got Houston within five at 112-107 with 24 seconds left.Playing with a dislocated finger on his left hand, Curry made two more free throws before P.J. Tucker hit a 3 for Houston. But two more free throws by Curry made it 116-110 with 12.3 seconds left and Harden dribbled it off his foot for the last of his six turnovers. MOST READ Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View comments