San Diego Center for Children Young Master Chef competition

first_img KUSI Newsroom, April 25, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSome local young chefs gave a taste test of their talents Wednesday at the Young Master Chef Competition.The San Diego Center for Children hosted the event in Linda Vista for teens, ages 13 to 18.Participants teamed up with two other local chefs to create their dishes.Aside from being a friendly competition, it’s meant to teach lessons that carry over outside the kitchen.Food was judged by local executive chefs based on taste, execution, presentation and caloric value. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: April 25, 2018 KUSI Newsroom San Diego Center for Children Young Master Chef competitionlast_img read more

Google Doodle celebrates colors of artist Paul Klee

first_img Online Post a comment Tags Share your voice 0 Google celebrates Swiss-German artist Paul Klee. Google Paul Klee was a Swiss and German artist known for developing a distinct, individual style, drawing inspiration from a range of artistic movements, including cubism, expressionism and surrealism.He was also prolific, creating about 10,000 paintings, drawings and etchings during his lifetime.To celebrate Klee’s 139th birthday Tuesday, Google is paying homage to the artist’s sometimes dry and sometimes child-like approach with a Doodle reminiscent of Klee’s Rote Brücke (Red Bridge) — a 1928 painting that uses a pattern of shapes and contrasting yet harmonious hues to represent the rooftops and arches of a European city.The painting reflects Klee’s deep exploration of color theory — the mixing of colors and the visual effects of specific color combination. Born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland, on December 18, 1879, Klee was the son of a music teacher and Swiss singer. An accomplished violinist at a young age, Klee received an invitation to play with the Bern Music Association at age 11 before turning his attention to the visual arts as a teen.In 1898, Klee began studying art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. By 1905, he had begun to develop experimental techniques, including drawing with a needle on a blackened pane of glass.A natural draftsman, Klee excelled at drawing but seemed to lack a natural feel for color, which for Klee represented optimism in art. During a trip to Paris in 1912, following his exposure to cubism and bold colors of other artists’ work, Klee began experimenting with watercolors and landscapes, lamenting that that “a long struggle lies in store for me in this field of color.”His artistic breakthrough came two years later, when during a visit to Tunisia, Klee was inspired by the light in Tunis and began to delve into the “cool romanticism of abstraction.” He wrote in his diary:  “Color has taken possession of me; no longer do I have to chase after it, I know that it has hold of me forever… Color and I are one. I am a painter.”When he returned to Munich, Klee painted In the style of Kairouan, considered his first abstract, composed of colored rectangles and circles. In 1916, he joined the German army, painting camouflage on airplanes and working as a clerk, but his work continued to evolve during World War I.Klee taught art in Germany from 1921 until 1933, when the Nazis declared his work indecent and fired him. Later that year, Klee fled with his family to Switzerland, where he died in 1940 after suffering for years from a wasting disease.Klee was considered to be at his peak during this tumultuous time, continuing his torrid pace of output. In 1939, he produced more than 1,200 works, a career high for a single year.CNET’s Holiday Gift Guide: The place to find the best tech gifts for 2018. Doodling our world: Check out Google’s previous celebrations of people, events and holidays that impact our lives. Google Doodlelast_img read more

Way before Avengers Endgame the Marvel Cinematic Universe was a huge risk

first_imgFrom Infinity War to Black Panther to Captain Marvel, Marvel movies keep smashing box office records. As Avengers: Endgame opens to widespread critical acclaim and monster ticket sales, it could become the biggest movie event of all time. Yup, we seriously can’t get enough of Marvel movies.But although superhero adventures now seem like the surest of sure things, it seems strange to remember the very different origins of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The MCU has expanded to 22 films, reinvented serialized movies, and made more than $18.6 billion at the global box office — but when it began a decade ago it was actually quite a gamble.Cast your mind back years before Endgame, before Thanos and the Infinity War snap, before the Avengers assembled…  Now playing: Watch this: The best moment from every Marvel Cinematic Universe… 18 Photos 4:23 Now playing: Watch this: Sphero Spider-Man 3 3:13 Inspired by the Marvel model, other studios have tried to create money-spinning cinematic universes of their own. Universal brought their classic monsters back from the grave with dubious success in The Mummy, while Marvel’s comic industry rival, DC, attempted to fast-track its own crossover with Justice League. But none has managed to capture the magic of the MCU.Marvel foreverAfter the success of the better-known names in the Avengers lineup, Marvel could have stuck to churning out Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and Hulk sequels. “A lot of studios would love to have four franchises they can keep doing sequels to,” as Feige puts it. “We specifically didn’t want to do that, because we wanted to keep bringing new characters to the forefront.” marvel-newsletter-signup-articlesClick here to sign-up for our new guide to all things Marvel.And so the Avengers paved the way for even riskier titles. Even among comic fans, who could name a single Guardian of the Galaxy before that movie came out? But by then, the Marvel brand was known as a mark of quality, even if you hadn’t heard of the heroes in question. As each new film dropped, left-field directing choices such as James Gunn, the Russo brothers and Taika Waititi turned out to be pretty smart gambles. When Black Panther exploded into theaters in 2018, it quickly rocketed past a billion dollars and become a genuine cultural phenomenon. Not the most obscure comic hero but not the best-known either, Black Panther was just the latest example of Marvel banking on a character that might have been considered a gamble 10 years ago.In March, Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel became Marvel’s first female lead, and there are plenty more popular comic characters where she came from. Namor, Ms. Marvel, Nova, Moon Knight and many others have yet to appear on the big screen. And after Spider-Man’s entry to the MCU, other well-known characters like the X-Men and Fantastic Four could be brought back into the fold following Disney’s deal with Fox.For now, Endgame brings the curtain down on the first decade of the MCU, causing us to bid fond farewell to some of the franchise’s founder members. Whatever happens next, let’s hope Marvel isn’t done taking risks.This article was first published in May 2018. 10 years ago today, the Marvel Cinematic Universe began. #IronMan pic.twitter.com/yKgEnCiyST— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) May 2, 2018 Preview • Sphero’s new voice-activated Spider-Man toy sure is chatty TV and Movies Watching the MCU movies in the perfect order I am Iron Man2008’s Iron Man, the first MCU film, was far from a guaranteed hit. For starters, the Iron Man character had never appeared in a movie or live-action TV show, putting him behind the likes of Spider-Man and the Hulk in terms of general public awareness. And the big thing at the box office back then was the gritty and grounded Dark Knight series, which self-consciously played down Batman’s more comic book-y elements. Colorful and fantastic movies like Green Lantern and Ang Lee’s Hulk were just as likely to flop as they were to hit big.As if that wasn’t enough, Marvel brought in two guys to head up Iron Man who were definitely unknown quantities. “In the late 1990s Robert Downey Jr. was uninsurable,” says box office analyst Stephen Follows, “making him unemployable to any production which wanted to get a completion bond.” Despite being an Oscar-nominated actor, Downey had never fronted a blockbuster like this — and neither had director Jon Favreau, the guy from Swingers, whose main directing experience was Christmas comedy Elf and a largely overlooked Jumanji semi-sequel.Multiple writers worked on drafts of the screenplay, only for Favreau to encourage Downey and the cast to improvise. The lack of a definite script didn’t initially impress co-star Jeff Bridges, who only relaxed when he decided to view the chaotic production as a “$200 million student film.”Troubled star Robert Downey Jr. and director Jon Favreau teamed up for the first MCU movie, released in 2008. Elisabetta Villa / Getty Images Ah yes, the money. Marvel had spent decades farming its comic characters out to other companies for TV and film adaptations, with mixed results. Even when a character hit big at the movies, Marvel didn’t necessarily see big returns. Spider-Man was off making money for Sony hand-over-webshooter, while the X-Men were raking it in for Fox. So in the 2000s, the folks at Marvel’s movie arm clawed back the film rights to their characters and borrowed a chunk of money from Merrill Lynch to make their own movies.Iron Man was the first of this new series of Marvel-made movies. “I really don’t know how people are gonna react to this thing,” Favreau admitted shortly before the film’s release. “This could be anything from a flop to … something beyond people’s expectations. You never know.” Share your voice Stan Lee dies at 95: A look back at his most iconic characters on screen As it turned out, Downey’s insouciant charm carried the movie. Premiering on April 18, 2008 in Australia and May 2 in the US, Iron Man delivered a combination of humor, spectacular visual effects and unapologetic comic book action that made it a sensation with fans and critics.More MarvelStill, Marvel movie boss Kevin Feige had an even bigger gamble in mind. In Iron Man’s final scene, Samuel L Jackson turned up as comic book superspy Nick Fury. Not only did this begin the trend for postcredits scenes, but it also set the stage for Marvel’s other superheroes to follow Iron Man onto the big screen.The Marvel Cinematic Universe was born.But it wasn’t all smooth sailing. Just weeks later, in June 2008, the second MCU movie The Incredible Hulk, opened to a lukewarm reception. According to Box Office Mojo, it remains the MCU’s weakest performer — and this was a character that mainstream moviegoers might actually have heard of. avengers253d1a1bcebbe6.jpgSolo outings for Captain America (Chris Evans) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) paved the way for the Avengers to team up. Jay Maidment As Marvel’s disastrous 1986 Howard the Duck movie proved, Marvel’s comics are full of characters who could be just a little too out there for mainstream audiences. Even the most devoted superhero movie fan might have been puzzled to see familiar caped crusaders fighting alongside viking god Thor or mustachioed magician Dr Strange —  and that’s before you get to the real weirdos like Ant-Man, Groot and Rocket Raccoon.Hollywood often appears a bit embarrassed about the characters it brings from page to screen — look at all the black body armor replacing capes and tights in the X-Men and Dark Knight films, for example. But Marvel went all in on the colorful capers of its superheroes, from Captain America’s World War II origins to, well, just about everything in Guardians of the Galaxy.Marvel continued to perfect the MCU’s colorful, boisterous tone in 2011’s Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. “God forbid those films had [flopped],” Feige told Entertainment Weekly, because each solo outing primed audiences for the next big gamble: bringing the heroes together.Avengers assembleIn 2012, the various heroes of the MCU met in The Avengers, shepherded by writer and director Joss Whedon. Crossover stories uniting multiple characters are common in comics, but rare in the movies — at least in recent years. “In the last couple of decades, traditional Hollywood studios have increasingly relied on sequels, reboots and remakes in order to provide what they hope will be sure-fire hits,” explains Stephen Follows. “What we’re seeing with Marvel is something else. They’re similar to a model Hollywood loved 80 years ago: the film series’ of the 1930s and 1940s.”nullThe Avengers line-up expanded until Infinity War starred more than 30 major characters. Marvel Of course, the bubble could burst at any moment. Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp all hit screens in 2018, followed by Captain Marvel, Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home in 2019. Plus, theatres are crowded by superhero shenanigans like DC’s Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Shazam!No wonder critics like James Cameron warn of superhero fatigue. Marvel has a way to go to beat the most prolific film series of the past, however: There were 64 films featuring the Durango Kid between 1945 and 1952, an average of more than 9 a year.Even if superheroes do start to lose their luster, the general industry trend of growing global box office spreads the risk of each new super-outing. “The first crop of MCU movies relied heavily on the domestic market,” Follows says. “But as time has progressed, the international market has increased in importance.” While Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man 2 made half their money in the US and Canada, by the time Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok hit screens two-thirds of their money came from overseas. Tags Comments Black Panther Marvel Thor Captain America Iron Man Filmmakerslast_img read more

Budget Session Live Before Railway Budget Jaitley Blames Congress For Poor Condition

first_img5:04 pm: Rajya Sabha unaninomously passed a bill on the National Institute of Design on the first day of the Budget Session. 4:00 pm: Members of Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party stage a walkout in Rajya Sabha in protest of Jaitley’s statement on price rise and rail fare hike. TMC leader Derek O’Brien had walked out earlier. 3:30 pm: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says that price rise is because of poor supply.3:20 pm: Jaitley speaks in Rajya Sabha, says that the government is ready to debate on price rise, lambasts UPA government for not taking strong decisions. Blames Congress for leaving railways in a poor condition; defends rail fare hike. Jaitley says the NDA government inherited the Railways from the UPA with ₹30,000 crore loss. 2:10 pm: The first day of the Budget Session came to a standstill with the Lok Sabha being adjourned for the day amid protests over price rise both inside and outside the Parliament. According to news channels, the parties did not agree to debate on the price rise without a vote. 12:45 pm: NCP leader Praful Patel asks the Modi government to clarify its stand on the new poverty definition, following the report by the Rangarajan panel that pushed poverty line to ₹32 per day in rural areas and ₹47 in urban areas. 12:10 pm: Budget session in Lok Sabha adjourned again till 2 pm.12:06 pm: Speaker Sumitra Mahajan says she will not allow adjournment motion over price rise, pushes for debate.12:05 pm: JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav attacks Modi government over price rise.12:00 pm: Speaker congratulates the Indian Space Research Organisation for its recent space mission, congratulates sports persons including badminton player Saina Nehwal and snooker player Pankaj Advani.11:45 am: While Lok Sabha is adjourned, Congress attacks Modi government for price rise, rail fare hike in Rajya Sabha. Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Trinamool Congress Leader Derek O’Brian oppose rail fare hike.11:30 am: The chaos over price rise continued in the first hour of the Budget session with members also storming into the well of the Parliament. The Budget Session is adjourned till noon.11:15 am: Ruckus ensues in Lok Sabha over the issue of price rise. Even as Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan assured that farmers would get befenifts from ethanol blending, there was shouting and chaos in the House.First question of the question hour – Ethanol Blending in Petrol11:00 am: The Budget Session begins in Parliament.10:45 am: Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj meet Modi in Parliament.10:35 am: Opposition demands debate on price rise on Day 1 of Budget Session10:30 am : Even before the Budget Session begins, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the Indian National Congress are sparring over the issue of Leader of Opposition. The BJP is reported to have called the Congress “power hungry”. However, Naidu was reported saying that the issue of LoP was not discussed in the all-party meet.10:10 am: All party meet ends.9:35 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Parliament House to attend his first Budget Session.9:15 am: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu convenes all-party meeting ahead of the first day of the Budget Session on Monday.The Narendra Modi government that took office on 26 May begins its first Budget Session on Monday, where issues of price rise and rail fare hike are likely to be discussed. The session begins in light of high inflation, fiscal deficit and rising fuel prices. The government will present its Railway Budget on Tuesday, followed by the Economic Survey on Wednesday, and the much-awaited Union Budget on Thursday.last_img read more

UN chief to brief Security Council on Myanmar on Thursday

first_imgAntonio GuterresUnited Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will publicly brief the Security Council on Thursday on violence in Myanmar, which he has described as ethnic cleansing, after seven countries on the 15-member body requested the meeting.Sweden, the United States, Britain, France, Egypt, Senegal, and Kazakhstan requested the meeting.In preparation for Thursday’s public meeting, the council will be briefed behind closed doors on Tuesday by U.N. political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman, diplomats said.Some 436,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since Aug. 25, when attacks by Rohingya militants triggered a military crackdown.U.S. President Donald Trump wants the U.N. Security Council to take “strong and swift action” to end the violence, Vice President Mike Pence said last Wednesday.The council has already met twice behind closed doors since the Rohingya crisis began and earlier this month issued an informal statement to the press condemning the situation and urging Myanmar authorities to end the violence.Diplomats say the Security Council could consider adopting a formal statement if the situation does not improve, but China and Russia are unlikely to agree to stronger action that would require the adoption of a resolution they could veto.A Security Council resolution would need nine votes in favor and no vetoes by Russia, China, the United States, Britain and France.Myanmar said earlier this month it was negotiating with veto powers China and Russia to ensure Myanmar would be protected from any Security Council action.last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Friday August 5

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uFrom 5-7 P.M.A review of some of the top news stories of the week directly from the pages of the AFRO with managing editor Kamau High. Plus, the Mod Squad, Stephen Janis and Taya Graham of The Real News Network report on law enforcement and politics, including the latest on the tragic death of Corryn Gaines at the hands of Baltimore County police.
These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes .last_img read more

4 myths about Git and GitHub you should know about

first_imgWith an aim to replace BitKeeper, Linus Torvalds created Git in 2005 to support the development of the Linux kernel. However, Git isn’t necessarily limited to code, any product or project that requires or exhibits characteristics such as having multiple contributors, requiring release management and versioning stands to have an improved workflow through Git. Just as every solution or tool has its own positives and negatives, Git is also surrounded by myths. Alex Magana and Joseph Mul, the authors of Introduction to Git and GitHub course discuss in this post some of the myths about the Git tool and GitHub. Git is GitHub Due to the usage of Git and GitHub as the complete set that forms the version control toolkit, adopters of the two tools misconceive Git and GitHub as interchangeable tools. Git is a tool that offers the ability to track changes on files that constitute a project. Git offers the utility that is used to monitor changes and persists the changes. On the other hand, GitHub is akin to a website hosting service. The difference here is that with GitHub, the hosted content is a repository. The repository can then be accessed from this central point and the codebase shared. Backups are equivalent to version control This emanates from a misunderstanding of what version control is and by extension what Git achieves when it’s incorporated into the development workflow. Contrary to archives created based on a team’s backup policy, Git tracks changes made to files and maintains snapshots of a repository at a given point in time. Git is only suitable for teams With the usage of hosting services such as GitHub, the element of sharing and collaboration, may be perceived as a preserve of teams. Git offers gains beyond source control. It lends itself to the delivery of a feature or product from the point of development to deployment. This means that Git is a tool for delivery. It can, therefore, be utilized to roll out functionality and manage changes to source code for teams and individuals alike. To effectively use Git, you need to learn every command to work When working as an individual or a team, the common commands required to allow you to contribute a repository encompass commands for initiating tracking of specific files, persisting changes made to tracked files, reverting changes made to files incorporating changes introduced by other developers working on the same project you are on. The four myths mentioned by the authors provides a clarification on both Git and GitHub and its uses. If you found this post useful, do check out the course titled Introduction to Git and GitHub by Alex and Joseph. Read Next GitHub addresses technical debt, now runs on Rails 5.2.1 GitLab 11.3 released with support for Maven repositories, protected environments and more GitLab raises $100 million, Alphabet backs it to surpass Microsoft’s GitHublast_img read more